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Concrete Work to Close Eastbound C-470 Off-Ramp to University Boulevard This Weekend

August 4, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DOUGLAS COUNTY— Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 5th and continuing until noon on Sunday, August 7th, 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 lane and ramp closures at the interchange.

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

  • Southbound University Boulevard at C-470: One lane of southbound University Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Eastbound C-470 to University Boulevard: The ramp from eastbound C-470 to University Boulevard will be completely closed from 9 p.m. Friday to noon on Sunday. Detour: Motorists on eastbound C-470 can exit at Broadway and take either County Line Road or Dad Clark Drive east to University Boulevard.

In addition to the work at C-470 and University Boulevard, crews will also be replacing concrete on University Boulevard at Dry Creek Road. The work will require a single lane of

northbound and southbound University Boulevard to be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to noon on Sunday.

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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