Weekend closure of westbound I-70 off-ramp to Colorado Boulevard

Travel Advisory

October 8, 2020 - Denver Metro Area - Oct. 16 - 19

As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, motorists should expect a weekend closure of the westbound Interstate 70 off-ramp to  Colorado Boulevard starting 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, through 5:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19. This closure will allow crews to continue work on the new Colorado Boulevard bridge above I-70. 


  • Westbound I-70 off-ramp to Colorado Boulevard – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, to 5:30  a.m., Monday,  Oct. 19

    • Motorists will be directed to use the westbound I-70 off-ramp to Brighton Boulevard as an alternate route. From there, motorists will get back onto eastbound I-70 and then exit to Colorado Boulevard.  

This work is weather dependent and subject to change. 

Detour map:

WB I-70 To Colorado Blvd. Map


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. 

Whole System.Whole Safety 

Earlier this year, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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 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 56-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.


Stay Informed

  • Text Alerts - Text Central70 to 77948

  • Email Updates - Sign up for Project updates at c70.codot.gov 

  • Website - c70.codot.gov - Traffic Impacts page 

  • Watch progress on the webcam