Projects

Traffic and Construction Impacts

ALERT

  • I-70 will close between Steele/Vasquez and I-270 over the weekend of Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. through Sept. 23 at 5 a.m. Construction crews will be setting bridge beams at the Colorado Boulevard bridge and demolishing the old I-270 flyover. 

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Ongoing Work

  • 46th Avenue CLOSED between Baldwin Court and Brighton Boulevard, access to on-ramp to westbound I-70 remains open
  • Brighton Boulevard is one lane in each direction around I-70 to rebuild interchange
  • Fillmore Street CLOSED for a half a block north of 46th Avenue for bridge construction
  • I-70 to remain CLOSED between Steele/Vasquez and I-270 from 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 for bridge beam placement at Colorado Boulevard and demolition of old I-270 flyover
  • Continued closure of Stapleton Drive North between Dahlia and Holly streets for roadway work
  • Holly Street CLOSED south of Stapleton Drive through Oct. 1
  • Stapleton Drive North and South reduced to one lane for interstate widening
  • Continued construction of the new I-270 flyover structure
  • Continued work at the Peoria Street and I-70 interchange, including construction of the new I-70 bridge

Upcoming Work

  • 46th Avenue between Baldwin Court and Brighton Boulevard to permanently close in late September, including access to westbound I-70 on-ramp
  • Josephine Street to close north of 46th Avenue for bridge construction in fall 2019
  • I-70 to close between Steele/Vasquez and I-270 from 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 for bridge beam placement at Colorado Boulevard and demolition of old I-270 flyover
  • Continued traffic pattern shifts on Stapleton Drive North and South
  • Closures on Dahlia and Monaco Street at Stapleton Drive intersections and under
  • I-70 after Holly Street work has been completed

Permanent Closures

  • Permanent closure of southbound 46th Avenue from 48th Avenue to Stapleton Drive North (east of Colorado Boulevard)
  • 46th Avenue between Brighton Boulevard and York Street
  • York Street on-ramp to westbound I-70
  • Thompson Court between 46th Avenue and Project sound wall to the north
  • Vasquez Boulevard frontage road west of Steele Street
  • 46th Avenue between Jackson Street and ramp to southbound Colorado Boulevard - Access to businesses maintained
  • Airlawn Road between Stapleton Drive South and Niagara Street

For a broader list of construction activities/traffic impacts in the Globeville Elyria-Swansea check out Navigate North Denver.

Construction activities will be happening day and night. Activities that occur overnight will be within the noise variance limits of 75 decibel hourly average with an allowable spike up to 86 decibels. To make a complaint about construction noise during the night call the 24-hour hotline at 833-C70-INFO (270-4636). DDPHE regulates the noise variance and residents may also call the city at 3-1-1. There is additional information about the variance here.


Nighttime general construction the week of Sept. 15 and 22, 2019 will occur at the following locations:

      • Brighton Boulevard and I-70 interchange
      • 46th Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad crossing
      • I-70 and 46th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard
      • Colorado Boulevard between 44th and 48th avenues
      • I-70 between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
      • Stapleton Drive (north and south) between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
      • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
        • Peoria Street
        • I-270 flyover

Construction activities are weather and site-condition dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

I-70


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Various lane restrictions between Quebec Street and I-225

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 – Thursday, Sept. 19

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – CLOSED between Steele/Vasquez and I-270

Date and Time: 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 – 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23

Type of Work: Setting girders and bridge demolition


Description: Brighton Boulevard on-ramp to westbound I-70 – No access from Brighton Boulevard, access from 46th Avenue remains open

Date and Time: Thursday, Sept. 5 – Friday, Sept. 20

Type of Work: Paving and utility work

Local Streets


Description: No new traffic impacts


I-70


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Lane restrictions between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 – Thursday, Sept. 19

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – CLOSED between Steele/Vasquez and I-270

Date and Time: 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 – 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23

Type of Work: Setting girders and bridge demolition


Local Streets


No new traffic impacts


I-70


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Various lane restrictions between Quebec Street and I-225

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 – Thursday, Sept. 19

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – CLOSED between Steele/Vasquez and I-270

Date and Time: 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 – 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23

Type of Work: Setting girders and bridge demolition


Description: Chambers Road on-ramp to westbound I-70 - CLOSED

Date and Time: 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16

Type of Work: Roadway work


I-270


Description: Eastbound I-270 – Right lane restriction between I-70 and Central Park Boulevard on-ramp

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 and Monday, Sept. 16

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Eastbound I-270 off-ramp to Central Park Boulevard – Closed

Date and Time: 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 – 5:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16

Type of Work: Roadway work


Local Streets


Description: Peoria Street – Closed under I-70

Date and Time: 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 13 – 5:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16

Type of Work: Roadway work


Project: City of Denver/North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) - Brighton Boulevard

Visit the City of Denver/NDCC website for additional project information


Project: National Western Center - Brighton Boulevard

Visit the National Western Center website for additional project information


Project: Xcel Energy - North Metro Natural Gas Pipeline

Visit the Xcel Energy website for additional project information


Project: City of Denver/39th Avenue Greenway

Visit the City of Denver/Department of Public Works website for additional project information


Project: 47th & York Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge

Visit the City of Denver/NDCC website for additional project information

Central 70 Construction Impacts Map

Map Legend

  • Red - closure
  • Orange - lane restriction
  • Grey - permanent closure

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