Full weekend closure of Steele Street over I-70 starts Sept. 17

Travel Advisory

September 10, 2021 - Central/Eastern Colorado

DENVER — As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, Steele Street, between 46th North and South avenues, will close in both directions from 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, to 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 20 for bridge work, which includes paving and waterproofing. 

Traffic Impacts

  • Full closure of Steele Street over I-70  – 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, to 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 20 - 

    • Southbound motorists will detour to 48th Avenue headed east, then turn right onto southbound Colorado Boulevard and finally turn right onto eastbound 40th Avenue to reconnect with Steele Street.

    • Northbound motorists will turn right onto westbound 40th Avenue, then turn left onto northbound Colorado Boulevard and finally turn left onto westbound 46th North Avenue to reconnect with Steele Street/Vasquez Boulevard. 

Steele St. Closure

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change. 

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