A large-scale repaving project will have a heavily used stretch of South Parker Road down to one lane during certain times over the next three months.
Work begins May 7 at the state highway’s intersection with Crown Crest Boulevard, where a construction crew will spend two weeks smoothing out a bump in the road that affects drivers coming in and out of the commercial area that contains Parker Adventist Hospital. Traffic will be detoured during daytime hours to either Cottonwood Drive to the north or Pine Lane to the south for approximately two weeks.
The contractor, Aggregate Industries, will then scrape off the top layer of asphalt on the northbound and southbound lanes of South Parker Road between Lincoln Avenue and Cottonwood Drive and repave through early August. Lane and intersection closures are being planned for non-peak traffic hours to minimize the impact on commuters, said John Lehner, representative for Aggregate Industries.
Two of the three lanes will be shut down from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Construction managers are advising motorists to take alternate routes, however, traffic is not a problem on South Parker Road during late hours and it would likely take just as long to drive to a detour, Lehner said.
The main intersections along Parker Road that will be affected by the nightly work are E-470, Crown Crest Boulevard, Pine Lane, Silverado, Ponderosa and Lincoln Avenue.
At a price of $4 million, not including design costs, it’s one of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s larger projects in the Town of Parker in recent years.
Residents can call a public information hotline at 303-716-5274.