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Old 06-06-2009, 12:24 AM
 
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Will be moving to Denver in about 3 weeks. Got an apartment in Cheesman Park. I have to commute to an office park that is right near Centennial Airport (seemed like a good landmark). I will be driving to TeleTech, which is on S. Peoria St. right off of exit 2 from 470.

Google maps says a distance of 16.6 miles, which doesn't sound like a lot. I understand 25 can be bad, but it is 4 or 5 lanes, which seems good. Also, I will be going out of downtown in the morning and coming back in in the evening which seems better than the opposite.

Any estimates on time in traffic would be appreciated, or anything else I should know about this commute. Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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I drive up and down Arapaho (past Centennial Airport), and south on I-25 from Arapaho to 470 every weekday morning around 6:45 a.m. taking my kids to school (during the school year) and I've noticed the traffic going west bound on Arapaho doesn't start to get bad until after 7:45 a.m (on my way back home). I've never ever seen traffic of any consequence going east bound on Arapaho, and never run into any traffic going southbound in I-25, ever, at those times of day. And as you said, going southbound on 25 is going against the flow, so I think you'll be fine.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I-25 to Arapahoe Road - Arapahoe is Centennial's "Main Street."

Try light rail.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Will be moving to Denver in about 3 weeks. Got an apartment in Cheesman Park. I have to commute to an office park that is right near Centennial Airport (seemed like a good landmark). I will be driving to TeleTech, which is on S. Peoria St. right off of exit 2 from 470.

Google maps says a distance of 16.6 miles, which doesn't sound like a lot. I understand 25 can be bad, but it is 4 or 5 lanes, which seems good. Also, I will be going out of downtown in the morning and coming back in in the evening which seems better than the opposite.

Any estimates on time in traffic would be appreciated, or anything else I should know about this commute. Thanks!
I-25 can be bad Southbound in the morning and Northbound at night due to the large amount of people who commute to work in the DTC. Your commute time depends a lot on when you'll be traveling.

In no traffic you're looking at 10 minutes to get to the highway from Cheesman Park and then 15 minutes to get to Peoria and Arapahoe - so about 25 minutes one way. At the height of rush hour, I could see this potentially doubling.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Englewood,CO
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Avoid arapahoe. Take one exit south at Dry Creek. Traffic moves much faster. You can head east on Easter which doesn't have any traffic. I commute through the area daily and work off Arapahoe and Jordan Rd.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Avoid arapahoe. Take one exit south at Dry Creek. Traffic moves much faster. You can head east on Easter which doesn't have any traffic. I commute through the area daily and work off Arapahoe and Jordan Rd.
I second that. It's good to get used to not driving on Arapahoe just so you know the alternate side roads. I-25 South should be ok, heading back north at rush hour I have seen traffic jams at times. Depends on whether there are events going on, people heading to downtown at night, etc.
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