Full Closure on I-76 Tonight for Final Traffic Realignment

June 27, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ADAMS COUNTY— Tonight, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will reach the last major milestone in the replacement of the I-76 bridges over State Highway (SH) 224 and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR).

Westbound I-76 will be realigned into its final configuration tonight, June 27th.  Eastbound I-76 was placed in its final configuration on Sunday, June 24th.  The final configuration consists of two lanes in each direction with wider shoulders.  The bridges over the South Platte River and the Union Pacific Railroad were replaced with one new structure.

To complete the realignment of westbound I-76, the following closures will take place tonight:

  • Westbound I-76 near SH 224: The right lane of westbound I-76 will be closed at 7 p.m. with a full closure of westbound I-76 at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. Detour: Motorists on westbound I-76 will exit at Vasquez Boulevard (US 6/85), travel south on Vasquez Boulevard to I-270 then back west on I-270 to westbound I-76.

Major delays are expected tonight and alternate routes are strongly advised. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all traffic signs and flaggers and to “ Slow for the Cone Zone.” Fines will be doubled for most infractions that occur in a work zone.

SEMA Construction Co. of Centennial, CO is the contactor for this $10.5 million project funded by the Colorado Bridge Enterprise, which uses a small portion of vehicle registration fees to repair or replace Colorado’s poor bridges. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid-July 2012.