I-70 Over Havana Street Bridge Replacement Begins

May 7, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - CDOT and Lawrence Construction will begin the replacement of the structurally deficient I-70 bridge over Havana Street.

DENVER –Beginning this month, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Lawrence Construction will begin the replacement of the structurally deficient I-70 bridge over Havana Street, with the existing bridge being removed in phases as the new bridge is constructed in tandem. The $25 million project includes interchange ramp improvements, lighting upgrades, new asphalt paving, retaining walls, concrete shoulder improvements and construction of a railroad tunnel structure under I-70.

“This project will utilize several innovative construction techniques including the use of strategic phasing and pre-cast elements to deliver the project on an accelerated time line, meaning impacts to commuters, businesses and motorists will be significantly reduced,” said Jerad, CDOT Region 1 North Program Engineer “This project will ultimately replace a deteriorating bridge structure and increase safety on this busy corridor.”

Work to install temporary signage will require lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-70 from Quebec Street to I-225 on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

Typical daytime working hours are Mondays through Fridays, 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. As needed, nighttime working hours are Sundays through Fridays, 7:00 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Throughout construction, four travel lanes on I-70 and two travel lanes on Havana Street in each direction will remain open during peak travel times. Motorists can expect a series of traffic shifts on I-70 during each phase of bridge construction and full overnight closures of Havana Street for bridge demolition and girder setting. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained, but special attention should be paid to the flaggers within the work zone. Access to businesses in the area will be maintained at all times and detour routes clearly identified.

Updated information regarding this project is available by calling the project hotline (720) 541-9189 or emailing the project at [email protected]. For information on other projects, visit http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm, call 511 or download CDOT mobile.