Denver— Even though some 3 feet of snow fell on the Denver area during the last two weeks of 2006, work has gotten under way on the final phase of the $153.3-million, 15-year, 10-phase project to improve the interchange of I-25, I-76, I-270, and US-36 on the north side of the metro area.
Updating the complex interchange was named one of Colorado's 28 Strategic Transportation Projects in 1996, and it is now down to the final segment, a $14.7-million project to construct a 2,200-foot-long flyover ramp to take eastbound motorists from I-270 to I-76. Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc. holds the contract, which is scheduled for completion in September 2008.
"This new flyover ramp is the last step of improving this intricate interchange complex, which is the only interchange of four expressways in Colorado," said Tom Norton, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. "Once it is complete, motorists will have better access to and from the north metro area, making the massive interchange safer and more efficient."