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Significant road repairs on eastbound I-70 near the I-76 exit

July 28, 2020 - Metro Denver - Lane closures will impact travel with up to half-hour delays during August weekends

Jefferson County— Construction crews will rebuild aging pavement on eastbound Interstate 70 from Garrison Street to Wadsworth Boulevard (CO 121) beginning late July through late August.  There will be minor delays during the week nights and more significant delays of up to 30 minutes over the weekends due to lane closures. 

The project will replace crumbling roadway to create a smoother drive and improve safety. Work during the week nights will involve taking out the deteriorated  sections of roadway by saw-cutting and preparing the surface for paving.  The roadway will be paved over the weekends. While work will be restricted to nights during the weekdays, there will be lane closures during the day and night over the weekends.

PROJECT SCHEDULE AND TRAVEL IMPACTS

Eastbound I-70 at Garrison - July 28 to Aug. 2 (up to 15-minute delay over the weekend)

Week nights: Double-lane closures 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28 to Thursday July 30. Minimal delays expected. 

Weekend: Double lane closures throughout the weekend from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 31 to 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Up to 15-minute delays expected.  

Eastbound I-70 at Wadsworth Blvd. (CO 121) - August 4 – 9 (up to 30-minute delay over the weekend)

Weeknights: Three-lane closures 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 to Thursday, Aug. 6

Weekend: Three-lane closures 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, then one lane opens. Two lanes remain closed until 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Up to 30-minute delays may be experienced between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.   

Eastbound I-70 EB at Wadsworth Blvd. (SH 121) - August 11 – 16 (up to 30-minute delay over the weekend)

Weeknights: Four-lane closures 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 to Thursday, Aug. 13

Weekend:  Four-lane closures 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug 15, then one lane opens. Three lanes remain closed until 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.  Up to 30-minute delays may be experienced between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.  

Eastbound I-70 EB at Wadsworth Blvd. (CO 121) - August 18 – 23 (up to 15-minute delay over the weekend)

Weeknights: Double lane closures 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 to Thursday, Aug. 20

Weekends: Double lane closures 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 to 6 a.m. Saturday Aug. 22, then one lane opens. One lane remains closed until 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.  All lanes open at that time. Up to 15-minute delays expected.

The schedule above is subject to change depending on weather and other factors. 

Please visit https://www.codot.gov/projects/concrete-panel-replacement-in-three-counties, for the most current travel updates.  

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION                                                                 

·       Project hotline – 720-551-7308

·       Project email –[email protected]gmail.com

·       Project website – https://www.codot.gov/projects/concrete-panel-replacement-in-three-counties

 

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!

 

COVID-19  

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for all of us, particularly for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, CDOT maintenance and construction crews  follow social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.  As traffic returns to normal levels, motorists must drive cautiously and heed the speed limit so all of us can return home safely. 

 

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