Northbound Peoria Street traffic will move onto the Peoria Crossing bridge during the overnight hours Wednesday, July 2. With Peoria Street no longer intersecting with Smith Road or 37th Avenue, drivers will need to learn new routes through the area. To get to Smith Road from Peoria Street, drivers will need to go east on 33rd Avenue to Quentin Street and north on Quentin Street to Smith Road. Getting to 37th Avenue now requires drivers to go west on 39th Avenue to Paris Street and south on Paris Street to reach 37th Avenue. Click here for a map showing these new routes.
With all traffic on the bridge, crews will now focus their efforts on converting the old Peoria Street roadway into frontage roads north and south of the railroad tracks. Right after the Fourth of July holiday work will begin on the Aurora frontage road just south of the tracks and when this work is done in late July work will move to the Denver frontage road north of the tracks. Crews will also rebuild the Peoria Street and 39th Avenue intersection, work that will require closing part of this intersection for several days in late July or early August.