Full Weekend Closure of I-70 From I-270 to Colorado Boulevard Begins Friday Night, April 12

DENVER — As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, both directions of I-70 will close between I-270 and Colorado Boulevard next weekend so crews can safely set bridge beams on the new I-270 flyover structure that will eventually take southbound I-270 traffic to eastbound I-70. This closure begins 10 p.m., Friday, April 12 and continues through 5:30 a.m., Monday, April 15.

See detour map below:

I-70 WKND Closure.jpg 

Construction activities are weather dependent and subject to change.

Remember to Slow for the Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones; obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers; drive with caution.
  • Don't cross solid lines when changing lanes.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts, and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be Patient!

 About the Central 70 Project

The Central 70 Project will reconstruct a 10-mile stretch of I-70, add one new Express Lane in each direction, remove the aging 55-year-old viaduct and lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards. More information on the Project, including a list of the Project’s community commitments are available at central70.codot.gov.

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