Denver Metro Sign Structures

Project Facts

Project Team

  • Contractor(s):
    WL Construction

Crews will replace five overhead sign bridges and cantilever sign structures along I-25, I-70 and I-76 between late February and June 2017.

  1. First, crews need to construct concrete supports for the new cantilever structures. Signs will be either replaced or reset on the new structures.
  2. Once the signs are placed, both northbound I-25 and westbound I-70 will be subject to full highway closures in order to remove the old sign bridges.
  3. Many of the affected signs will be replaced with new signs that use "full-cube" prismatic reflective sheeting, which improves night-visibility.

Sixteen signs are set for replacement or relocation.

Traffic Impacts

The majority of the work will be performed during the day, outside travel lanes. During daylight hours, motorists should expect crews adjacent to the highway. The project will also require intermittent, overnight lane closures Sunday through Thursday.

Motorists should expect short-term traffic impacts in each of the following three work zones while sign structure work takes place:

  1. Northbound I-25 between 17th Avenue and Speer Boulevard (mile points 210 – 212)
  2. Westbound I-70 between Sheridan Boulevard and Wadsworth Boulevard (mile points 269 – 271)
  3. Eastbound I-76 between Federal Boulevard and Pecos Street (mile points 3 – 4)

Speed limits may also be reduced in work zones. All work is weather-dependent and subject to change. Sign bridge removal will require full highway closures overnight this spring. Both northbound I-25 and westbound I-70 will be subject to two nights of full closure for overhead sign bridge removal. As the project progresses, visit this site for more information on planned highway closures, including detour routes. Approximately one week in advance, information will be also be posted on COtrip and on variable message signs.

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