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Single Lane Closures Expected on I-270 This Weekend for Bridge Deck Rehabilitation

October 7, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, October 7, 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue bridge deck rehabilitation on I-270 between York Street and Dahlia Street with a single lane closure on eastbound and westbound I-270 near Dahlia Street from 8 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 10th.

The full closure of eastbound I-270 that was originally planned for this weekend has been cancelled due to the inclement weather forecasted.

“While we will not have a full closure of eastbound I-270 this weekend, we still expect major delays along the corridor and strongly encourage motorists to seek alternate routes such as I-25 and I-70,” said CDOT Project Engineer Bryan Kalliokoski.  “We hope to continue the full closures of eastbound I-270 next weekend so we can complete the bridge deck rehabilitation before winter weather sets in.”

The bridge deck rehabilitation consists of rotomilling the existing asphalt, removing and replacing deteriorated concrete, paving, and striping. In all, the project will rehabilitate six bridge decks on I-270 including:

  • Eastbound and Westbound I-270 over Dahlia Street
  • Eastbound I-270 over the Burlington Ditch, which is between York Street State Highway 265 (Brighton Road)
  • Eastbound I-270 over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
  • Eastbound I-270 over the South Platte River, which is near York Street
  • Eastbound I-270 over State Highway 265

To complete the work, there will be full closures of eastbound I-270 between York Street and Vasquez Boulevard for approximately four more weekends as well as single lane closures during the week nights. Single lane closures are possible each night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. To complete the paving and waterproofing of the I-270 bridge decks over Dahlia Street, single lane closures are possible over the weekends. More lane closure information will be released as the project progresses.  All work is weather permitting.

To receive the updates throughout the project, sign up for e-mail alerts at www.coloradodot.info.  Click on the logo in the upper right-hand corner below the search function and choose “I-270 Bridge Repairs” under projects. You may also choose to sign up for other lists based on your needs and interests.  If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the project public information hotline at 303-229-5541.

Structures, Inc. is the contractor for this $1.5 million project scheduled to be complete by the end November 2011.

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