I-70 Wadsworth to Pecos Resurfacing

Work this Week
November 28 - December 3, 2022

Starting on Monday, November 28, motorists will encounter nighttime and daytime operations as crews finalize inlet cleaning, striping operations, and ramp pavement marking. This project is anticipated to be completed by the beginning of December, weather permitting.

Traffic impacts for the week will include:

  • Daytime working hours will range from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Nighttime working hours will range from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday night through Friday morning.
    • Monday: During daytime hours the Harlan I-70 eastbound off-ramp will be closed and there will be mobile striping operations from Wadsworth to the I-25 interchange on eastbound I-70. During nighttime hours, there will be a double left lane closure from Zuni to Harlan on westbound I-70.
    • Tuesday: During daytime hours there will be mobile striping operations from Wadsworth to the I-25 interchange on eastbound I-70 and shoulder closures on westbound I-70. During nighttime hours there will be a double right lane closure on westbound I-70 from Zuni to Harlan.
    • Wednesday: During daytime hours there will be flagging operations on the North 48th Frontage Road from Tennyson to Lowell and intermittent shoulder closures on east and westbound I-70. During nighttime hours there will be a double left lane closure from Harlan to Pecos on eastbound I-70.
    • Thursday: During daytime hours there will be flagging operations on North 48th Frontage Road from Tennyson to Lowell and intermittent shoulder closures on east and westbound I-70. Additionally from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be various ramp closures along I-70 between Wadsworth and Pecos for final pavement marking operations. These closures will be temporary with detour routes in place. During nighttime hours there will be a double right lane closures on eastbound I-70 between Harlan and Pecos.
    • Friday: During daytime hours there will be intermittent shoulder closures on east and westbound I-70 and a single left lane closure from Sheridan to Pecos on eastbound I-70. There will be no nighttime operations.

Please be aware that there are other active projects along this I-70 corridor, including the Harlan Bridge Project. Please check cotrip.org for updated lane closure information for this project and others in the area.

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation in collaboration with prime contractor Brannan Sand and Gravel, will be working on a resurfacing project on Interstate 70 starting at the end of May. The project stretches across a four and a half mile zone of I 70 from Wadsworth Blvd to Pecos St in both Jefferson and Denver Counties. Crews will be using a mill and overlay process to resurface the roadway, working  from west to east. To lessen impact to travelers, work will primarily take place at night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Travelers can expect single and double lane closures throughout the duration of the project, which is anticipated to be complete by the end of October, 2022.

Federal to I-70 on-ramp

Eastbound I-70 paving completed


Work Schedule

  • Work will take place during nighttime hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning.

Traffic Impacts

  • Single and double lane closures, alternating traffic intermittently in either direction, are expected regularly throughout the duration of the project. These lane reductions may slow traffic, but are not anticipated to cause major delays. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time when driving through the project work zone.
  • Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time when driving through the project work zone. Due to the milling and overlay process taking place at night, please use extreme caution driving on grooved pavement, especially motorcyclists. Please drive slowly and watch out for workers present on the job site.  
  • For the majority of the project, single lane closures will begin at 7 p.m. and increase to double lane closures between 9 and 10 p.m. These double lane closures will last until 4 a.m.

Other Projects in the Area

There are other road construction operations occurring along the I-70 corridor for this week, including a sign structure replacement project. This project will have night closures from Wadsworth Boulevard to Kipling Street. Please check cotrip.org for real time lane closures on this project and others throughout the state.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $8 Million
  • Contractor: Brannan Sand and Gravel
  • Timeline: late June - October 2022
  • Location: I-70 from Wadsworth Blvd to Pecos St in Jefferson and Denver County

I-70 & Pecos Map