Safety Improvement Project Underway On University Boulevard And Wadsworth Boulevard

November 29, 2010 - NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently started a safety improvement project in three locations on University Boulevard and Wadsworth Boulevard.

The project will remove and replace deteriorating concrete at University Boulevard and C-470 and University Boulevard and Dry Creek Road.  In addition, the traffic signal at Wadsworth Boulevard and Coal Mine Avenue will be upgraded.

“In both locations on University Boulevard, the pavement is in poor condition and we must replace it to keep the road safe and in good condition,” said CDOT Project Engineer George Warda.  “At Wadsworth Boulevard and Coal Mine Avenue, the traffic signal is wire span and uses older equipment and technology.  The upgraded signal will require less maintenance will operate more efficiently.”

Currently, work is taking place on C-470 between approximately County Line Road and Dad Clark Drive.  Crews are removing the median curb and gutter and will pave a temporary alignment for future phases of construction in order to maintain two lanes of through traffic later in construction.

Throughout the project, motorists can expect various single closures University Boulevard and Wadsworth Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Delays are expected and alternate routes are advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to plan ahead, obey all construction signs and flaggers and “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  Most fines for infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

For weekly lane closure information, please visit and click on “Denver.” 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 “University Blvd and Wadsworth Blvd” project listed under “Projects.”

New Design Construction Co. is the contractor of the project, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of July 2011.  This $3.1 million project is being funded through Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER), which is dedicated to improving safety and replacing poor bridges.