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Traffic squeezes past Asbury as crews ‘hit the road’

The change forced motorists to converge to a single stream both north and south and allowed construction crews to begin ripping up the asphalt portion of the roadway. The plan is to replace the asphalt with quick-hardening concrete.

Workers also set up bright orange fencing to keep pedestrians from crossing at the Asbury intersection and closed Asbury Avenue to east-west road traffic.

The roadwork is being done as quickly as possible, says a representative of Parsons, the prime contractor. It could be completed as soon as the end of July but not later than Aug. 4.

The intersection is one of the last areas of University Boulevard not converted from asphalt to concrete, says RJ Simmons, community liaison and construction inspector for Parsons, the prime contractor.

In addition to replacing the asphalt, crews also will be rebuilding curbs and gutters at the intersection and making ramps that are ADA compliant.

To smooth traffic as much as possible, the signal at Asbury Avenue was locked on green.

For further information, call the Parsons construction hotline at 303–764–8899.

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