Full weekend closure of eastbound I-70 from Brighton Boulevard to I-270 start July 16

Travel Advisory

July 9, 2021 - Westbound closure to take place the following week

Denver — As a part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, eastbound Interstate 70 will close between I-270 and Brighton Boulevard starting at 10 p.m., Friday, July 16, through 5 a.m., Monday, July 19, for final paving operations. The Central 70 Project is nearly finished constructing the new three-mile stretch of I-70 between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street. Before reaching this major milestone, there will be two weekend-long closures of I-70 to complete final paving, one in each direction. 

“For the safety of the public, CDOT and the Central 70 Project developer, Kiewit Meridiam Partners, have agreed to implement additional, one-directional, full weekend closures so motorists aren’t driving on uneven lanes or temporary striping while we finish work in this section,” said CDOT Central 70 Project Director Bob Hays. “In addition, by conducting these full weekend closures we will be able to finish paving and other construction activities in this area several weeks early providing relief to both motorists and businesses. Traffic will be in its final alignment by the end of July and crews will be finished with this section by fall 2021.”

Traffic Impacts

  • Eastbound I-70 from Brighton Boulevard to I-270 will be closed from 10 p.m., Friday, July 16, through 5 a.m., Monday, July 19.
  • Westbound I-70 from I-270 to Colorado Boulevard will be closed from 10 p.m., Friday, July 23, through 5 a.m., Monday, July 26.

This work is weather and site condition dependent and is subject to change. Follow the project on Facebook at facebook.com/central70project for the latest information.

Detour Map

Central 70 Detour Map

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