Significant daytime delays expected on westbound I-270 this coming weekend, Nov. 4 and 5

Travel Advisory

November 3, 2023 - Denver/Central Colorado - Crews are resurfacing bridge decks on the I-270 corridor

Commerce City - As part of a project to resurface bridges along the I-270 corridor, there will be a single lane closure on westbound I-270 over 60th Avenue and Brighton Boulevard at the following times:

  • 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
  • 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5

Significant delays ranging from up to 30 to 60 minutes are expected on westbound I-270 on Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are planning to attend one of the big sporting events in Denver during the day or evening on Saturday, Nov. 4, CDOT urges you to plan for additional travel time.

The I-270 bridge resurfacing project started in September with all lanes opened by 1 p.m. on the weekends. More time is needed to wrap up work this weekend because the bridges over 60th Avenue and Brighton Boulevard are longer than the previous bridges, requiring more time to complete. More time is also needed for concrete to cure due to colder weather.

Motorists are advised to plan for delays. Freight with loads wider than 12 feet will be restricted through the work zone.

The project involves resurfacing six of the eight bridges within a two-mile stretch of I-270 between York Street and Vasquez Boulevard in Adams County. The project is replacing the old asphalt with reinforced concrete, making for a more durable driving surface. The bridges need to be resurfaced now to prevent lengthy and unexpected lane closures in the future because of emergency pavement repairs. Crews completed resurfacing bridges on the eastbound side and are focused on wrapping up westbound work before the brunt of winter weather.

This project will greatly improve the driving surface and safety of these bridge decks until the bridge structures can be completely replaced in the future as part of the I-270 Corridor Improvements Project.

I-270 night crews
Image of crews working at night, installing reinforced concrete on an I-270 bridge deck.
I-270 bridge deck
Image of a reinforced concrete surface on an I-270 bridge deck.

Project Information

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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!

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