Ramp Work for New Central Park Boulevard/I-70 Interchange to Cause Delays on I-270 This Weekend

April 8, 2011 - Traffic Advisory Reminder - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER—Starting at 6 p.m. tonight, April 8th and continuing through 5 a.m. on Monday, April 11th, eastbound I-270 will be reduced to one lane between Quebec Street and I-70 as part of the Central Park Boulevard interchange project.

Crews will construct the tie-in to the eastbound I-70 ramp and then place traffic onto the new ramp. The new ramp from eastbound I-270 to eastbound I-70 will open to two lanes by 5 a.m. on Monday.

Throughout the weekend, major delays are expected on eastbound I-270 and alternate routes are strongly 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.

This interchange improvement project constructs a full interchange at I-70 and Central Park Boulevard, which is located between Havana Street and Quebec Street.  The project will construct all ramps connecting Central Park Boulevard with eastbound and westbound I-70 and I-270

SEMA Construction, Inc. is the contractor of this $47.2 million project being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as well as the City and County of Denver voter-approved Better Denver Bonds.  The City and County is providing primary construction oversight, with cooperation and additional oversight by the Colorado Department of Transportation. The interchange will be open to traffic by early October 2011.