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Upcoming full nighttime closures on C-470 between University and Quebec

May 9, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DOUGLAS COUNTY –The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct nighttime full closures on eastbound and westbound C-470 between University Boulevard and Quebec Street from May 10 through May 12.

The closures are necessary for bridge widening construction at Big Dry Creek as part of the C-470 Express Lanes project.

Eastbound and westbound C-470 will be closed on May 10 through May 11 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and May 12 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers will be detoured onto County Line Road.

CDOT asks that motorists please be cautious and watch for signage to guide them as they drive through the construction areas. Construction work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Courtesy patrol is provided Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to assist disabled vehicles at no cost to the vehicle operator.

More than 100,000 motorists currently use this segment of C-470 each day with volumes projected to increase 40 percent by 2035. Construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.

BACKGROUND

The $276 million C-470 Express Lanes project will increase mobility and user choice along 12.5 miles between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard. In the westbound direction, two additional Express Lanes will be built from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard and one additional Express Lane from Colorado Boulevard to Wadsworth. In the eastbound direction, one additional Express Lane will be constructed along the length of the project between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard. The project also includes full reconstruction of existing pavement, the addition of auxiliary lanes at selected locations, on- and off-ramp improvements, realignment of substandard curves, widening of existing bridges, replacing the bridges over the South Platte River, the installation of tolling equipment and new C-470 Trail underpasses at Colorado and Quebec. When complete, the C-470 Express Lanes motorists will have the option to use the Express Lanes for a faster, more reliable commute, or the free general purpose lanes.

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 303-347-0507, email the team at [email protected], or visit the project website and sign up for updates at www.codot.gov/projects/c470ExpressLanes. For updates on travel conditions, visit CoTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/coloradodot.

About Express Lanes: Express Lanes increase roadway capacity and help to manage congestion on the highways. The use of toll pricing during peak travel times provides an option for travelers, reduces delays, manages congestion and maintains reliable travel times. HOV3/Express Lanes currently are open from Downtown Denver to 120thAvenue on North I-25 and, US 36 from Denver to Boulder and on the I-70 Mountain Express Lane. For more information, visit www.codot.gov/programs/expresslanes. To get an ExpressToll account and pass, visit www.expresstoll.com.

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