Projects

Traffic and Construction Impacts

ALERT

Due to lower traffic volumes on the roadway, Central 70 crews will be conducting daytime single-lane closures starting Monday, March 23 to expedite certain operations. This is in an effort to help minimize future traffic impacts.

Upcoming Work

  • 46th Avenue between Steele and Garfield streets to close April 13 for approximately two months
  • Quebec Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70 to close for a weekend in late April

Ongoing Work

  • Brighton Boulevard under I-70 one lane in each direction
  • Josephine Street CLOSED for a half block north of 46th Avenue for bridge construction until summer 2020
  • Jackson Street north of 46th Avenue CLOSED until April 13 for utility installation
  • Fillmore Street CLOSED for a half block north of 46th Avenue for bridge construction until summer 2020
  • Fillmore Street CLOSED between 45th and 46th avenues until April 10
  • Dahlia Street north of Stapleton Drive North CLOSED until mid-April
  • Dahlia Street south of Stapleton Drive South CLOSED until May  
  • Dahlia Street CLOSED under I-70 until May
  • Leyden Street CLOSED at Stapleton Drive North until April 10
  • Stapleton Drive North and South reduced to one lane for interstate widening
  • Monaco Street closed south of Stapleton Drive South through May
  • Continued work at the Peoria Street and I-70 interchange

Permanent Closures

  • 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
  • Southbound 46th Avenue from 48th Avenue to Stapleton Drive North (east of Colorado Boulevard)
  • 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 April 5 and 12, 2020, 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

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

I-70

  • Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Lane restrictions between I-25 and Colorado Boulevard
  • Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, April 5 – Saturday April 11
  • Type of Work: Roadway work
     
  • Description: Brighton Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound I-70 – CLOSED; detour map 
  • Date and Time: Starting 5 a.m., Friday, April 3 – 5 a.m., Thursday, April 30
  • Type of Work: Utility work
     
  • Description: Steele Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 – CLOSED; detour map 
  • Date and Time: Starting 8 p.m., Friday, April 3 - 5 a.m., Friday, April 10
  • Type of Work: Utility work
  • Description: Colorado Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound I-70 - CLOSED
  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., Sunday, April 5 and Monday, April 6
  • Type of Work: Roadway work

    Local Streets

    • Description: Brighton Boulevard between off-ramp to eastbound I-70 and 44th Street – Lane restriction
    • Date and Time: Starting Monday, April 6 – Saturday, April 11   
    • Type of Work: Utility work   
       
    • Description: York Street between 47th and 46th avenues – Left lane restriction
    • Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10   
    • Type of Work: Roadway work   
       
    • Description: Josephine Street and 46th Avenue intersection – CLOSED
    • Date and Time: Starting Tuesday night, April 7 – Thursday, April 30  
    • Type of Work: Utility work
       
    • Description: Josephine Street between 45th and 46th avenues – CLOSED; local access maintained
    • Date and Time: Started Sunday, March 22 – Thursday, April 30   
    • Type of Work: Utility work
       
    • Description: Colorado Boulevard between 40th and 48th avenues – Lane restrictions  
    • Date and Time: Started Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 10
    • Type of Work: Roadway work

      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, April 5 – Saturday April 11
      • Type of Work: Roadway work
         
      • Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Lane restrictions between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
      • Date and Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 5 – Saturday April 11
      • Type of Work: Roadway work

      Local Streets

        • Description: Ivy Street at Stapleton Drive North – CLOSED
        • Date and Time: Starting Friday, April 10 for approximately one month
        • Type of Work: Utility work   
           
        • Description: Kearney Street at Stapleton Drive South – CLOSED
        • Date and Time: Started Wednesday, April 1 for approximately six weeks
        • Type of Work: Utility work   
           
        • Description: Monaco Street under I-70 – CLOSED
        • Date and Time: Started Sunday, March 29 for approximately two months 
        • Type of Work: Bridge work   

        I-70

        • Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Lane restrictions between Quebec Street and I-225
        • Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, April 5 – Saturday April 11
        • Type of Work: Roadway work
           
        • Description: Eastbound I-270 to Eastbound I-70 at Central Park Boulevard
        • Date and Time: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., Thursday, April 9
        • Type of Work: Roadway work

        Local Streets

        • Description: Northbound Peoria Street under I-70 – CLOSED
        • Date and Time: 5 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, April 5
        • Type of Work: Roadway work

        Project: National Western Center 

        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 39th Avenue Greenway website for additional information


        Project: 47th & York Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge

        Visit the City of Denver website for additional project information


        Central 70 Construction Impacts Map

        Map Legend

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

        Click on individual impacts for additional information and zoom in for more detail.


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