Full weekend closure of Steele Street under I-70 starts July 9

Travel Advisory

July 7, 2021 - Central/Eastern Colorado

DENVER — As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, Steele Street will close in both directions under Interstate 70 from 8 p.m., Friday, July 9, to 5 a.m., Monday, July 12 for viaduct demolition.

Crews will work 24/7 throughout the weekend to ensure the work is completed by Monday morning. The closure of Steele Street under the viaduct will be the final closure of the Project that requires hotel vouchers for nearby residents.

I-70 viaduct demolition between Brighton and Colorado boulevards began on May 22 and is more than 50% complete. 

“The progress being made on the viaduct demolition is impressive, and it’s all being done without affecting I-70 traffic now traveling in the lowered section of highway,” stated Bob Hays, Central 70 project director.

As interesting as it is to see viaduct demolition, please don’t slow down on I-70 to watch. Photo takers are crash makers! Visit the Project Facebook page to see updated photos. To learn more about demolition, including schedule and environmental protections in place, visit the Bye-a-Duct page on the Project website. 

Traffic Impacts

  • Full closure of Steele Street under I-70  – 8 p.m., Friday, July 9, to 5 a.m., Monday, July 12

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change. 

Detour map: 

Steele Street Closure Map

About CDOT

CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety program has one simple mission — to get everyone home safely, and our approximately 3,000 employees work tirelessly to reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve the safety of all modes of transportation. The department manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway, more than 3,000 bridges and 35 mountain passes. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also operates Bustang, the state-owned interregional express bus service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options. 

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 57-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