Get ready for two weeks of lane closures on Speer Boulevard, starting Monday

Speer Boulevard and I-25 seen from The Confluence Denver, Oct. 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Speer Boulevard and I-25 seen from The Confluence Denver, Oct. 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Heads up, Denver drivers: Milling and paving work along Speer Boulevard from 29th Avenue to Colfax Avenue will mean lane closures for two weeks, starting Monday.

Contracted crews will begin working on the major corridor on Monday and require road closures for both northbound and southbound lanes, according to a press release from Denver Public Works.

Two southbound lanes will close while two remain open on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. After that, two northbound lanes on Speer will close and two will remain open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This process is expected to take three days each way.

“Crews will work as quickly as possible to minimize impacts to traffic, residents and businesses,” the release said. “Message boards are in place in advance of the closures, alerting commuters to expect delays. The public’s patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.”

After the milling process, crews will return to pave, starting with the southbound stretch. The release said each stretch is scheduled to take about three days to complete. Two lanes will remain open during paving.

The work is all dependent on the weather, so the schedule is subject to change.

An additional $15 million in funding to the Elevate Denver Bond program is helping pay for the improvements, according to the release.

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