Crews start I-70 bridge repairs over Soda Creek June 5

June 3, 2019 -

JEFFERSON COUNTY—Starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, crews will close one lane as they repair the eastbound I-70 bridge over Soda Creek Road (at mile point (MP) 249)—urgent repair work that CDOT started last year.

The work, approximately two miles east of the Beaver Brook/Floyd Hill exit, will eventually require a double-lane closure at 9 p.m., from Sunday through Thursday. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m.

This project is expected to be completed this summer. All work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.

Last year, crews made similar repairs at two other locations:

  • westbound I-70 over Soda Creek Road (MP 249) in Jefferson County
  • westbound I-70 over Clear Creek (MP 244) in Clear Creek County

"CDOT has performed numerous emergency repairs on the eastbound I-70 bridge over Soda Creek Road over the last several years," said Kevin Brown, CDOT resident engineer. "This project allows us to revisit trouble spots and uncover new areas that are in need of critical repair. Bridge safety is a key factor in travel reliability for the I-70 mountain corridor."


For this project, crews are rehabilitating the last of three bridges on I-70 in Clear Creek and Jefferson counties this summer. Bridge work includes repairing the concrete deck, installing a new waterproofing membrane, repairing bridge joints and placing new asphalt. The total construction cost is approximately $1.5 million. Funding is provided by the Construction Bridge Program (CBP).

Stay Informed

Safety Tips

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 behavior, 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 safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission: to get everyone home safely.