Bridge Deck Pour to Close Lanes on I-270 and I-70 This Weekend

July 8, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— Starting on Saturday, July 9th and continuing into the morning of Sunday, July 10th, crews will pour the bridge deck for the new Central Park Boulevard bridge over I-70 and I-270. As a result, there will be various lane closures on I-270 and I-70 Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The following closures will be in place this weekend, weather permitting:

  • Eastbound I-270 between Quebec Street and I-70: One lane of eastbound I-270 will be closed from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.
  • Eastbound I-70 between Quebec Street and Havana Street: One lane of eastbound I-70 will be closed starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday with a second lane closing at 10 p.m.  All lanes of eastbound I-70 will reopen by 1 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Westbound I-70 between Havana Street and Quebec Street: Two lanes of westbound I-70 will be closed starting at 1 a.m. on Sunday. One lane will reopen by 6 a.m. on Sunday with all lanes reopening by 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Most of the work will take place overhead so workers may not always be visible to motorists on I-70 and I-270.  The lane closures, however, are necessary for the safety of the traveling

public since crews will be pouring concrete on the bridge above traffic.

Delays are expected and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to plan ahead, obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “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.