Intermittent weekend lane closures on I-70 between Federal Boulevard and Pecos Street

Travel Advisory

April 27, 2022 - Central/Eastern Colorado - Motorists should be prepared for potential delays

Denver — As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, various overnight weekend lane closures on Interstate 70 will be required in both directions between Federal Boulevard and Pecos Street. The allowable nighttime weekend lane closure time frame will be extended from 7 p.m to 5 a.m. starting Friday, April 29 through early summer 2022. Lane closures on the Project are typically scheduled to begin at 10 p.m., but the hours have been changed to allow crews to safely install overhead signage within a shorter timeframe so traffic can be moved into its final alignment on I-70 this summer.

Motorists should be prepared for delays in the area and are encouraged to check CDOT’s or the COtrip Planner app to assess traffic conditions before heading out to best plan their route. For quick access, the public can add the Central 70 Project limits to their favorite routes on COtrip to see cameras, traffic speeds and traffic incidents in the area.

Most crashes in the work zone tend to happen at night. It is critical that motorists keep their eyes on the road and follow the posted speed limits during this nighttime work to ensure that they and the Central 70 Project crews make it home safely. Motorists should never get behind the wheel if they are under the influence.

This work is weather and site condition dependent and is subject to change. Follow the Project on Facebook at for the latest information.

Central 70 Intermittent closures between Federal and Pecos

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

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!