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Old 04-03-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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In my eight years here I've never seen the amount of road construction that I've seen this past winter. And now that we're heading into summer, there are no signs of it letting up. It seems like every third block has traffic control, cones, merges, etc. It is a sea of orange out there.

It seems to me that CDOT is just spending money to keep people employed. But I could be wrong. Is there going to be a time when all the orange disappears and suddenly we have these amazing, wide-open highways and city streets? Or will it just continue on forever?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I was just thinking the same thing while driving on the highway today. How much road work can this place possibly need??
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I was just thinking the same thing while driving on the highway today. How much road work can this place possibly need??
As much as I hate driving the 225, this metro area needs a lot of it. Seriously... only 2 lanes in each direction in a metro area of 3 million? They also need to widen C470, 270 and 76, 25 up through Thornton, I-70 at least from the airport to downtown... I'd say Denver is way behind in freeway construction/widening.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Will the road construction EVER END?

No.
It is a state law that you must drive through a minimum of 4 constructions zones each day.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Don't forget the new I-70 twin tunnel mess for most of this year
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Colorado obviously now has only two seasons: Winter, and Construction.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Have they still not figured out what to do with I-70 in Denver (the viaduct part)? This seems to be something I hear about every now and then for the past 8 years, but never any action. I guess they're waiting for the viaduct to just collapse on its own and then take action.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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I know what you mean. Seems like they are forever doing road work, but nothing actually seems to change... Makes me soooo glad I can walk to work now!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:57 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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There are 5 seasons in Colorado. Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn & Construction.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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It's not just in Denver either. Parts of Boulder and Longmont and the highways between have been under construction for months and that won't end any time soon. Mostly they seem to be laying new pipes rather than fixing what's wrong with the roads.
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