Various Construction Activities to Cause Delays Around the Denver Metro Area This Weekend

October 12, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - DENVER – This weekend, October 12 through October 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct various construction activities on I-270, I-70, I-76 and Vasquez Boulevard, resulting in possible delays.

Alternate routes are strongly advised.  All of the work is related to ongoing construction projects.

Motorists can expect the following lane and highway closures:

  • Westbound I-270 between I-70 and I-76: Starting at 11 p.m. tonight, October 12 and continuing until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 15, all lanes of westbound I-270 will be completely closed for grade improvements, shoulder repairs and paving operations. Motorists will be detoured to I-25 and I-70.
  • Westbound I-70 near Havana Street: Up to two lanes of westbound I-70 over Havana Street will be closed Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for bridge deck rehabilitation.
  • Vasquez Boulevard from Sand Creek to I-270: Various single lane closures will be in place in both directions of Vasquez Boulevard on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving and bridge work.
  • Westbound I-76 near 96th Avenue: Up to two lanes of westbound I-76 near 96thAvenue will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We realize there is a large amount of construction taking place this weekend, especially on Saturday, but we are

trying to get these projects wrapped up before the winter,” said CDOT Program Engineer Steve Olson.  “With colder temperatures at night, we need to complete the paving operations during the day and the weekends are the best time as we can avoid peak hours. We just ask motorists to plan ahead, prepare for delays and be patient.”

CDOT reminds motorists to 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.

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