Full Overnight Closure of I-25 on Thursday for Concrete Deck Pour

February 18, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Denver continues work on new bike/pedestrian bridge at Evans Ave.

DENVER, CO – The truss and arch are in place – now it’s time to pour the concrete deck for a new bridge over I-25. This work on the Colorado Center Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge will require a full overnight closure of I-25 from Colorado Blvd. to Evans Ave. starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 into early Friday morning, Feb. 20, weather permitting:

Thursday,  Feb. 19

  • 8 p.m. — lane closures begin
  • 10 p.m. — full closure begins

Friday, Feb. 20

  • 5:30 a.m. — I-25 reopens in both directions

During this closure of I-25, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Denver Public Works strongly encourages regional through traffic to avoid the area altogether by using I-225, I-70, US 285, C-470, E-470 or any other alternate route. Denver Public Works will work together with CDOT to monitor traffic in the area and along detour routes.

Detour routes

  • Southbound I-25 traffic will exit at Colorado Blvd. and then continue on Colorado Blvd. to Evans Ave. to reconnect with southbound I-25
  • Northbound I-25 traffic will exit at Evans Ave. and continue on Evans Ave. to Colorado Blvd. to reconnect with northbound I-25

The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

The concrete deck is the third major milestone for the bridge. The concrete will be poured into the truss, which is 309 feet long—a little longer than a football field! Some other fun facts about the concrete deck:

  • Weighs close to 200 tons
  • Equivalent to about 18,700 gallons of concrete
  • 10 concrete trucks and two big pumpers will be used to pour concrete into the truss

About the Project

The Colorado Center Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide improved pedestrian and bicycle access over I-25 in the vicinity of Colorado Boulevard and East Evans Avenue. It will span I-25, landing at Cherry Street to the north and RTD’s Colorado Station (light rail transit) to the south. The project is expected to finish late this summer. The total estimated project cost for the bridge is $8 million--with $4 million in City Capital Improvement Funds and $4 million in Federal Transportation Improvement Program funds. For more information on the project click HERE.