Bridge Deck Rehabilitation to Cause Major Delays on Westbound I-70 This Weekend

September 28, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, September 28 and continuing until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, October 1, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the right three lanes of westbound I-70 near Havana Street for bridge deck rehabilitation, leaving two through lanes and the ramps open.

Major delays are expected throughout the weekend and alternate routes are strongly advised.

“We have been working on this bridge deck for the last several weekends, but due to the extent of the remaining work, we need a full weekend to complete the repairs and pave the bridge deck,” said CDOT Project Engineer Mike Bean.  “Over the weekend, we will replace deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck, pour new concrete and then pave the entire bridge deck in asphalt.”

Major delays are expected on westbound 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.”

The work on I-70 over Havana Street is part of a larger project that rehabilitates four other bridge decks in the Denver metro area including:

  • I-70 over 20th Avenue- Work is complete
  • Eastbound State Highway 58 over I-70- Work is complete
  • I-70 over Old Golden Road- Work is complete
  • I-76 over 96th Avenue- Only asphalt paving remains

Hamon Contractors Inc. is the contractor for this $2.3 million project which is scheduled for completion by the end of October 2012, weather permitting.