Concrete Box Culvert Repairs To Close C-470 Trail Near Wadsworth Boulevard

December 6, 2010 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER —Starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow, December 7th and continuing until 5 p.m. on December 10th, approximately 4,600 feet of the C-470 bicycle/pedestrian trail near Wadsworth Boulevard will be completely closed while crews repair the concrete box culverts under Wadsworth Boulevard and under C-470 leading into Chatfield State Park.

“We often experience some drainage problems at this particular location and the repairs to the concrete box culverts will help resolve those problems,” said Project Engineer Doug Liane.  “We realize the closure of this section of the trail will be inconvenient for users, but the repairs will ultimately make the trail safer.”

During the repairs of the concrete box culverts, trail users will not be able to access this portion of the trail and there is no signed detour route.  The trail will reopen by 5 p.m. on December 10th and all work is weather permitting.

This work is part of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project.  The $32 million project repaired concrete along nine miles of C-470 and then paved the entire length in asphalt.  Concrete repairs are also be made along 26 miles of the C-470 bike path between I-25 and I-70.

Castle Rock Construction Co. of Centennial, CO is the contractor for this project, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of December 2010.

In all, Colorado received nearly $400 million from the Recovery Act for highway projects and $121 million for transit projects.  For more information about how Colorado is putting the recovery act to work, visit For a list of CDOT’s Recovery Act projects, visit