Bridge Work to Close Eastbound C-470 at Santa Fe Drive Tonight

November 18, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— Tonight, November 18th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will drill caissons for the new flyover ramp from southbound Santa Fe Drive to eastbound C-470.

As a result, a full closure of eastbound C-470 at Santa Fe Drive will be required as well as other lane and ramp closures.

The following lane closures will be in place tonight, weather permitting:

  • Eastbound C-470 at Santa Fe Drive: One lane of eastbound C-470 will be closed starting at 8 p.m. with all lanes closing at 10:30 p.m.  Detour: Motorists will use the on and off-ramps at Santa Fe Drive.  All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m. on Friday.
  • Santa Fe Drive to Eastbound C-470: The ramp from Santa Fe Drive to eastbound C-470 will be completely closed from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Detour: Motorists can take County Line Road or Town Center Drive east to Lucent Boulevard where access to eastbound C-470 is available.
  • Westbound C-470 at Santa Fe Drive: One lane of westbound C-470 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. tonight to 5:30 a.m. on Friday.

Major delays are expected tonight and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to plan ahead, obey all traffic signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

The work is part of a safety and mobility improvement project that constructs a flyover ramp from southbound Santa Fe Drive (US 85) to eastbound C-470.  In addition, the project will construct a new bridge over Erickson Boulevard as well as a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Erickson Boulevard.  The bicycle/pedestrian trail will also be reconstructed.

The $26.7 million project is partially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as well as CDOT and Douglas County.  Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc. is the contractor for this project scheduled to be complete by January 2012.

For more information about this project, visit  To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit and click on the icon in the upper right corner.  The link will take you to a list of items you can subscribe to including the “C-470/Santa Fe” project listed under “Projects.