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Eastbound C-470 full closure from Quebec to I-25 cancelled, rescheduled to occur later this week 

May 21, 2018 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - The C-470 Express Lanes project reaches a major milestone

DOUGLAS COUNTY –– The full closure of eastbound C-470 that was scheduled to take place tonight, May 21 and tomorrow, May 22 between Quebec Street and Interstate 25 is cancelled due to anticipated weather and ground conditions. Work has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 These closures are necessary to perform a traffic switch onto new permanent pavement across Acres Green Bridge as part of the C-470 Express Lanes project. 

  • Wednesday, May 23 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.--Eastbound C-470 closure from the Quebec Street off-ramp to the eastbound Quebec Street on-ramp
  • Thursday, May 24 from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.--Eastbound C-470 closure from Quebec Street to I-25

Eastbound C-470 Quebec off-ramp to on-ramp detour:

  • Eastbound C-470 Quebec off-ramp to on-ramp detour: Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp. Continue through the traffic signal onto Quebec St. eastbound on-ramp (see map, above).

Eastbound C-470 Quebec to I-25 detour: 

  • Eastbound C-470 to southbound and northbound I-25 detour: Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec Street off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec Street, to County Line Road, and turn right onto County Line Road to northbound/southbound I-25 on-ramps.
  • Eastbound C-470 to northbound E-470 detour: Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec Street off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec Street to County Line Road, and turn right. Take County Line to Inverness Parkway. Take Inverness Parkway to Jamaica Street, and turn left onto Jamaica Street to northbound E-470 on-ramp.

Follow detour signs accordingly and go slow for the cone zone. 

Construction activities are weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

For motorists on C-470, 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 driver.

More than 100,000 motorists currently use this segment of C-470 each day with volumes projected to increase 40 percent by 2035.

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, motorists will have the option to use the Express Lanes on C-470 for a faster, more reliable commute in exchange for paying a toll, or drive the general purpose lanes for free. Completion is scheduled for 2019.

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 120th Avenue 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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