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24 hour lane closure on eastbound I-76 at the I-25 interchange August 16-17

August 15, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado - Single eastbound lane closure is necessary while crews perform bridge maintenance to maximize driver safety

DENVER, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor, ABCO Contracting, will close one eastbound lane on I-76 at the I-25 interchange for 24 hours from 8 p.m. Friday, August 16 to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 17. The closure will be in place from MP 5.629 to MP 5.729 (the I-76/I-25 interchange) to repair concrete deck panels and make safety improvements. The project supports CDOT’s new Whole System, Whole Safety initiative.

PROJECT LOCATION

Repairs are being performed eastbound I-76 from MP 5.629 to MP 5.729 (see map) at the I-76/I-25 interchange.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

CDOT anticipates medium travel impact to motorists during the affected hours of closure. These include:

  • Single eastbound lane closure will be in effect from Friday, August 16 to Saturday, August 17.
  • Closure will begin at 8 p.m. on August 16 and end at 9 p.m. on August 17.
  • Drivers can expect delays due to the single lane configuration.
  • Speed limits may be decreased through the work zone.
  • Width restrictions of 12 feet have been imposed.
  • Signs will be in place to alert traffic to the lane closure.

All lane closures and other traffic notices are posted on COTrip.org.

Location of eastbound lane closure on I-76 at the I-25 interchange. 

GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This interchange bridge repair project is designed to improve the structural integrity of the bridges at two of the state’s busiest interstate interchanges to maximize driver safety and upgrade the city’s infrastructure to support economic growth.Work entails making bridge deck repairs, applying a polyester concrete overlay for added strength and stability, replacing damaged concrete panels, removing and replacing expansion joints, sawing and sealing bridge joints, repairing damaged bridge rails, and cleaning bridge drains.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Work began on April 14, and completion is scheduled for October 2019. Regular work is being performed at night from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday to minimize disruption to traffic. Ramp closures may exist and single lane closures are expected at some locations during construction. 

PROJECT INFORMATION

Get direct email announcements and updates by signing up at [email protected]. For additional information about this project, call the local project information line at 720.220.1398, or visit the project website athttps://www.codot.gov/projects/i-25-and-i-70-i-76-interchange-bridge-repairs. For information on any lane closures, please visit COTrip.org, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page atFacebook.com/coloradodot.

 

REMEMBER: 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 change lanes unnecessarily.
  • 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!

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.  

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