Projects

Project Update and Expected Lane Closures

:Project Facts

c 470 express lanes
  • Location: 12.5 miles of C-470, from I-25 to Wadsworth Boulevard
  • Cost: $276 million
  • adding two westbound Express Lanes from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard, and adding one westbound Express Lane from Colorado Boulevard to Wadsworth Boulevard
  • adding one eastbound Express Lane from just west of the South Platte River to I-25;
  • fully reconstructing a portion of the existing pavement;
  • adding auxiliary lanes;
  • improving portions of on- and off-ramps to current standards (including ramp metering where appropriate);
  • realigning substandard curves;
  • making safety and operational improvements between I-25 and Quebec via direct-connect ramps from I-25 to the westbound C-470 Express Lanes;
  • widening existing bridges throughout the project area;
  • replacing the bridges over the South Platte River;
  • installing water-quality features where required;
  • installing noise barriers where required;
  • installing Intelligent Transportation Systems elements and tolling equipment; and
  • adding grade separations for the multi-use trail at Quebec and Colorado.

Current and Upcoming Work

Wadsworth to Santa Fe:

Work includes:

  • Bike Trail grading and concrete work
  • Drainage Pond construction
  • Cable Barrier installation
  • Deer fence/ramp installation

Santa Fe to Lucent:

  • Slope paving/gutter work
  • Trail repairs

Lucent to Quebec:

  • Concrete Barrier and Guardrail installation
  • Bridge repairs
  • Grading
  • Pond work

Quebec to I-25:

  • Slope Paving
  • Guardrail and median barrier installation
  • Final grading

Lane Closures

Upcoming Lane Closures: 

  • Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9 from 10pm-6am the southbound/northbound I-25 ramps and southbound E-470 ramp to westbound C-470 will be closed for final grading, paving and barrier move/installation. Detour: SB E-470: Take southbound E-470 to southbound I-25 and exit onto Lincoln Ave. west. Continue on Lincoln Ave. west to Yosemite St. and turn right. Take Yosemite St. north to the westbound C-470 on-ramp. SB I-25: Take southbound I-25 and exit onto Lincoln Ave. west. Continue on Lincoln Ave. west to Yosemite St. and turn right. Take Yosemite St. north to the westbound C-470 on-ramp. NB I-25: Take northbound I-25 and exit onto County Line Rd. west. Continue on County Line Rd. west to Yosemite St. and turn left. Take Yosemite St. south to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2,and Sunday, April 5 from 10pm-6am southbound I-25 to northbound E-470 and westbound C-470 will  be closed for final grading, paving and barrier move/installation. Detour: Take southbound I-25 to Lincoln Ave. Take Lincoln Ave. eastbound and continue back onto northbound I-25 to westbound C-470 and northbound E-470.
  • Friday, April 3 from 10pm-8am as well as Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9 from 10pm-6am the eastbound C-470 ramps to northbound E-470 and northbound I-25 will be closed to perform final grading operations, barrier installation and slope paving. Detour: Take eastbound C-470 to southbound I-25. Exit on Lincoln Ave., turn left and continue back onto northbound I-25. Take northbound I-25 to northbound I-25 and northbound E-470.
  • Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2 from 10pm-6am rescheduled for Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 from 10pm-8am eastbound C-470 from Quebec to I-25/E-470 will be closed to work on the Acres Green and Yosemite bridges. Detour: To SB/NB I-25: Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec St., to County Line Rd., and turn right onto County Line Rd. to the northbound/southbound I-25 on-ramps. To NB E-470: Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec St. to County Line Rd., and turn right. Take County Line to Inverness Pkwy. Take Inverness to Jamaica St., and turn left onto Jamaica St. to the northbound E-470 on-ramp.
  • Friday, April 3 from 9pm-8am eastbound C-470 will be closed at Lucent Blvd. to replace damaged concrete panels. Detour: Exit the Lucent Blvd. off-ramp, continue through the traffic signal and continue onto the C-470 on-ramp.
  • Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9 from 10pm-6am westbound C-470 will be closed from Santa Fe to Lucent Blvd. to perform bridge work at Erickson Blvd. Detour: Exit the Lucent westbound off-ramp. Turn right onto northbound Lucent Blvd., proceed to County Line Rd. and turn left. Continue on County Line Rd. to Santa Fe Dr. Turn left onto southbound Santa Fe Dr., then turn right onto the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Wednesday, April 8 from 10pm-6am eastbound C-470 will be closed from Lucent Blvd. to Santa Fe Dr. to perform work on the Erickson Blvd. bridge. Detour: Exit Santa Fe Dr. eastbound off-ramp. Turn left onto northbound Santa Fe and proceed to County Line Rd. and turn right. Continue on County Line Rd. to Lucent Blvd. Turn right on to southbound Lucent Blvd., then turn left ton the eastbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 from 9pm to 7am eastbound C-470 will be closed at Santa Fe to perform work on the Erickson Blvd. bridge. Detour: Exit the Santa Fe Dr. off-ramp, continue through the traffic signal and continue back onto the C-470 on-ramp.
  • Sunday, April 12 from 10pm-6:30am westbound C-470 will be closed from Quebec St. to University Blvd. to perform work on the Big Dry Creek bridge. Detour: Exit Quebec St. westbound off-ramp. Turn right onto northbound Quebec and proceed to County Line Rd. and turn left. Continue on County Line Rd. to University Blvd. Turn left onto southbound University Blvd., then turn right onto the westbound C-470 on-ramp.

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