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Concrete Work Continues at University Boulevard/C-470 This Weekend Restricting Some Turn Movements

July 22, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, July 22nd and continuing until noon on Sunday, July 24th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will remove and replace concrete pavement on southbound University Boulevard at C-470 as part of an ongoing project.

The work will require various lane closures that will restrict some movements at the interchange.

As a result of the work, the following closures will be in place, weather permitting:

  • Southbound University at C-470: One lane of southbound University Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight until 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Northbound University Boulevard to Westbound C-470: The left turn lane from northbound University Boulevard to westbound C-470 will be completely closed from 9 p.m. tonight until noon on Sunday.  Detour: Motorists can take County Line Road to Broadway where access to westbound C-470 is available.
  • Westbound C-470 to Southbound University Boulevard: The right turn lane from westbound C-470 to southbound University Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight until noon on Sunday. Motorists can take westbound C-470 to Broadway and then Dad Clark Drive to University Boulevard. The ramp from westbound C-470 to northbound University Boulevard will also remain open.

Delays are expected throughout the weekend 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.”  Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

This work is part of 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.

For weekly lane closure information, please visit http://www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html and click on “Denver.” To receive e-mail updates about the project, visit www.coloradodot.info 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.

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