Next Phase of Wadsworth Boulevard Widening Set to Start

March 2, 2016 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Public invited to learn more at March 10 meeting.

Lakewood – Preliminary construction will begin next week along Wadsworth Boulevard (State Highway 121) from 10th Avenue to just north of the 6th Avenue Freeway, with traffic impacts starting later this month as part of a project to widen this stretch of roadway.

This $11 million Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) project is designed to improve traffic flow and pedestrian access.  It includes building an additional lane in each direction of Wadsworth Boulevard and adding a multi-use path on both sides of the street along with drainage improvements.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of this year.  Two lanes will be maintained in each direction of Wadsworth Boulevard between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. During construction, drivers can expect overnight lane closures between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. along with occasional turn restrictions. Weekend work will be minimal but could be required at times.

More information about the project will be presented at a public meeting on Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

CDOT, SEMA Construction, Inc. and the City of Lakewood would like to thank motorists for their patience during construction. This work is part of a series of roadway improvements being done as part of the US 6 and Wadsworth Interchange Study.

CDOT PROJECT INFORMATION:  For updates to this project, the public may call (888) 759-6179 option 1, or To sign up for “CDOT Alerts” on projects in your chosen area, visit CDOT’s website and choose the envelope icon at the bottom of the page. Or, to see CDOT’s lane closure reports for projects statewide, visit Major CDOT project updates are also available via, Twitter @coloradodot or Facebook.