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Paving Operations Continue on I-70 This Weekend and Through Next Week

June 15, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Rotomilling and paving operations will continue on I-70 between Sand Creek and Havana Street this weekend and into next week.

As a result, there will be various lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-70 between Peoria Street and Quebec Street.  Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes.

To complete the work, the following lane closures will be in place from Friday, June 15th through Thursday, June 21st, weather permitting:

  • Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th: One lane of eastbound I-70 between Quebec Street and Havana Street will be closed each night starting at 9 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. and a third lane closing at midnight.  All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. the following day.
  • Sunday, June 17th and Monday, June 18th: One lane of eastbound and westbound I-70 between Peoria Street and Quebec Street will be closed each night starting at 9 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. and a third lane closing at midnight. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Tuesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 21st: One lane of eastbound I-70 between Quebec Street and Havana Street will be closed on Thursday starting at 9 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. and a third lane closing at midnight. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.

Throughout the week, including this weekend, major delays are expected on I-70 and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to 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 work is part of an interchange improvement project that constructed a full interchange at I-70 and Central Park Boulevard, which is located between Havana Street and Quebec Street.  The interchange is complete and the paving operations will wrap up by the end of June 2012.

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.

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