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82nd Avenue and Indiana Street Right Turn Lane Extension

Project Description

During the morning peak hours, the western leg of W 82nd Avenue at Indiana Street intersection sees a backup of eastbound traffic occasionally blocking access to the right turn lane. To improve this congestion, the City is lengthening the eastbound right turn lane on 82nd Avenue approximately 250 feet. The proposed widening will be accompanied by striping revisions to extend the eastbound left turn lane and potential signal timing improvements to further alleviate morning congestion.

What's Happening

The City's pavement contractor, Asphalt Specialties, will close the eastbound lane of W. 82nd Ave from Orion Street to Indiana Street beginning Wednesday, July 28th through Friday, August 6th.  Traffic will be detoured onto W. 72nd Ave at Quaker.  

The team has deployed portable message sign boards alerting the public who travel this roadway of the closure. 

Beginning Thursday, Asphalt Specialities will also begin construction of the new right turn lane for eastbound W. 82nd Avenue just west of Indiana Street.  This improvement should relieve the long line of cars that que up waiting on the traffic signal at W. 82nd Avenue and Indiana.  In addition to this additional right turn lane, last summer, CDOT lengthened the time of the left turn arrow to also help move traffic better through the intersection.  This project should be completed prior to the start of the 2021 school year.

Tentative Timeline

90% Review meeting = May 2020
Design Complete = July 2020
Construction = Early August 2021