I-25 and Santa Fe Drive
The following improvements will take place as part of this $32.1 million project:
Replacement of the existing I-25 bridges over Santa Fe Drive that are currently in poor condition. Both bridges were originally constructed in 1958.
Construction of a new flyover ramp from northbound Santa Fe Drive to northbound I-25, eliminating the left side on-ramp and improving operations and safety for this major traffic movement.
- Reconstruction and realignment of I-25 from the north end of the Broadway viaduct to just south of Alameda Avenue to provide lane continuity. Once complete, there will be four lanes on I-25 in each direction through Denver from C-470 to US 36.
The first phase of construction will realign northbound and southbound Santa Fe Drive near I-25 to the west and then construct the new northbound I-25 over Santa Fe Drive bridge. To complete the realignment and accommodate the bridge reconstruction, the following ramps have been closed for the majority of the project:
- Northbound Santa Fe Drive to southbound I-25
- Southbound Santa Fe Drive to southbound I-25
The detour route for both ramps takes motorists to eastbound Mississippi Avenue and then to Broadway where access to southbound I-25 is available.
Hamon Contractors, Inc. is the contractor for this project, which is being partially funded by Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER). FASTER is dedicated to repairing and replacing poor bridges and making safety improvements on Colorado highways. The entire project will be complete by the end of July 2013.