Bridge Work to Close Wadsworth Boulevard Under US 285 Tonight Rather Than Tomorrow Night

March 1, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER — The bridge work originally scheduled for tomorrow, March 2nd, has been moved up to tonight, March 1st, due to the availability of equipment and crews.

As a result, all lanes of northbound and southbound US 285 will be completely closed tonight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to remove the bridge forms and conduct some other bridge work.

During the closure, the following detour routes will in place:

  • Southbound Wadsworth Boulevard Detour: Motorists on southbound Wadsworth Boulevard will take westbound US 285 to Kipling Parkway where they will return to eastbound US 285 for access to Wadsworth Boulevard.
  • Northbound Wadsworth Boulevard Detour: Motorists on northbound Wadsworth Boulevard will take eastbound US 285 to Sheridan Boulevard where they will return to westbound US 285 for access to Wadsworth Boulevard.

Delays are expected tonight on Wadsworth Boulevard as well as surrounding streets 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 bridge work is part of a safety and mobility improvement project on US 285 between Federal Boulevard and Kipling Parkway.  The $40.1 million design-build project will reconstruct US 285 and replace three bridges among other improvements.

Concrete Express Inc. and Tsiouvaras, Simmons, and Holderness, Inc. is the design-build team for this project that will be completed by the end of July 2011.

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-hand corner.  The link will take you to a list of items you can subscribe to including the “US 285 Reconstruction” project listed under “Projects.