Traffic, Road Construction & Water Project Updates

September 5th, 2019

Water Construction Projects

View the List of Aurora Water Capital Projects Update – July 2019

Learn more about Aurora Water’s current projects. The monthly report on the progress of Aurora Water’s Planning and Engineering, delineated by Ward. In most cases, this list contains projects that have already been awarded. To learn about new City of Aurora contract opportunities, visit

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at 720.859.4312 or e-mail [email protected].

Road Construction Updates

Road Construction Updates
Posted on 08/30/2019

Ongoing Roadwork

The 2019 Street Maintenance Schedule is now posted.

Weekly Roadwork Construction Schedule

Visit this link for more information about city of Aurora roadwork.

Other Road Construction Work

Lane closure on Peoria Street
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, northbound Peoria Street will be minimized to a single left lane between East 14th and East Colfax avenues around the clock for approximately two weeks during Aurora Water construction. The right turn lane onto eastbound East Colfax Avenue will remain open. Alternate routes are suggested.

Jewell Avenue closure due to pedestrian bridge damage
Both eastbound and westbound lanes of East Jewell Avenue near Overland High School are closed due to recent damage to the pedestrian bridge over the road. The road will remain closed until further notice while the damage is assessed. Detours are in place; alternate routes are advised.

Six-month closure of turn lane on Colfax

The westbound turn lane of Colfax Avenue between Quentin and Peoria streets near Peoria Street will be closed starting May 3 for about six months. Alternate routes are advised.

Picadilly Road closure

Picadilly Road will be closed from 56th Avenue to 64th Avenue from March 28 for about 180 days for roadway utilities/improvements. Please follow detour routes.

Fitzsimons-Peoria Stormwater Outfall Project
Work is being done to upgrade the stormwater conveyance capacity in the Fitzsimons-Peoria corridor to meet current city standards. When completed, the project will provide improved flood protection to about 230 residents and 40 businesses. Visit for details.

Westerly Creek and Toll Gate Creek Trail Connector Project
Work on the Westerly Creek and Toll Gate Creek Connections to Florida Station project, which includes construction of Aurora’s first protected bike lanes, will start in June and finish in February. For details, visit the project page.

Stephen D. Hogan Parkway Project
Construction is in progress on the Stephen D. Hogan Parkway, a project that will create a connection to the existing 6th Avenue east of Tower Road and connect the existing 6th Parkway at E-470 to the east. The project will wrap up in fall 2019. Visit the project web page for construction updates.

Asphalt Paving Operations
Paving operations continue. Asphalt paving will be applied to sections of State Highway 30 and Picadilly Road. No overnight work is expected.

Sounds from normal construction activities, including safety back up alarms on equipment and horns from construction vehicles, will be used during the work.

Monday through Friday there will be intermittent truck traffic on SH30 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Travelers going eastbound and westbound on SH-30 between MP 13 and 14, may experience delays for construction trucks entering and exiting the work zone.

New Traffic Pattern
On Aug. 19, SH30 reopened to through traffic in both directions using the new alignment with the Stephen D. Hogan parkway. Motorists should expect a traffic pattern change and use caution through the construction zone.

Slow down, avoid distractions and pay attention while driving through the construction zone.

If you have questions about the project, please contact the Public Information Team at 720.388.1180.

Major Road Projects in East Aurora

Significant work is underway in several areas to improve mobility on the east side of Aurora. Visit this story map to learn more.

RTD 15L (East Colfax) Route ImprovementsRTD is upgrading 37 bus stops between Broadway in Denver and I-225 in Aurora to include enhanced shelters with lighting, security cameras and benches. Other improvements such as queue bypass lanes, bus bulbouts (curb extensions) and expanded boarding areas will be added in key locations along the corridor.

Relevant work happening in Aurora will be posted as the project progresses.

CDOT Road Construction Updates

Central I-70 corridor improvements

CDOT has begun construction on improvements to the Central I-70 corridor, including work that will extend into Aurora.

For weekly traffic and construction impacts, visit the website.

I-225 repaving project

From June 9 through late October, CDOT will resurface I-225 from I-25 to Parker Road. The work will occur from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Friday each week, with one lane open in each direction. Periodic closures of on and off ramps also will occur during this project. Visit the link for details.

Other CDOT updates

On-ramp closures for bridge repair project
A series of overnight full closures of the northbound I-225 on-ramp to westbound I-70 is expected to take place starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, and continue through Thursday, Sept. 12, as part of a bridge repair project. Working hours are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. when the road will be open for the early morning commute. The first week of operations is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Thursday night, Sept. 5. The second week of activities will begin Sunday night, Sept. 8, and be completed by Thursday, Sept. 12. During working hours, northbound traffic on I-225 heading to westbound I-70 will be detoured onto the eastbound ramp and use the Chambers Road exit and return to the westbound direction. For more information, call the hotline at 720.572.4475 or email [email protected].

View weekly construction updates from the Colorado Department of Transportation.