Eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street to temporarily close

Travel Advisory

April 12, 2022 - Central/Eastern Colorado - Closure to start at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 14 through mid-summer

DENVER - The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project will close the eastbound Interstate 70 off-ramp to Steele Street starting at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 14 through mid-summer. This closure will allow crews to finish constructing the permanent eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street and tie it into the eastbound side of the new lowered section of I-70.

Eastbound I-70 traffic will be in its final configuration in the lowered section once the ramp reopens.

Traffic Impacts

  • Full closure of the eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street – 8 p.m., Thursday, April 14 through mid-summer
  • Motorists traveling eastbound on I-70 will exit at Colorado Boulevard, then head north to 46th North Avenue, and then west onto 46th North Avenue for access to Steele Street.
  • This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

I-70 eastbound off-ramp to Steele St. project map

Southeast view of I-70 Steele ramp
View looking southeast at 46th South Avenue and the future eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street/Vasquez Boulevard.

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.

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

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!