Projects

Traffic and Construction Impacts


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Ongoing Closures

  • 46th Avenue between Brighton Boulevard and York Street is permanently closed to allow for the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. Use I-70 to navigate east and west in this area. Download pedestrian detour map.
  • Local Road, north of 46th Avenue and between High and Gaylord streets is permanently closed for roadway construction, CDOT property demolitions, and utility work. Residents will have access to properties from 47th Avenue.
  • York Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 is permanently closed as a part of the final design of I-70 and to construct the new Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. Download detour map.
  • Southbound Vasquez Boulevard from Steele Street to 46th Avenue is permanently closed. Traffic will travel south on Steele Street and turn right on 46th Avenue. 

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


Upcoming Work

  • Brighton Boulevard becomes one lane in each direction around I-70 interchange Feb. 17
  • Continued utility work on 46th Avenue between York and Steele streets
  • Traffic pattern changes on Colorado Boulevard including new access to eastbound I-70 from southbound Colorado Boulevard
    • Motorists will use new signalized left turn to on-ramp and loop ramp will be removed beginning in mid-February
  • Stapleton Drive North will close beginning Feb. 22 for at least six months between Dahlia and Holly streets to begin widening I-70 in this area
  • Building the I-270 flyover structure, including preparation for girder set which will require a full closure of I-70 in March
  • Continued work at the Peoria Street and I-70 interchange, including construction of the new I-70 bridge

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 Feb. 10, 2019 will occur at the following locations:

    • Brighton Boulevard and I-70 interchange
    • 46th Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad crossing
    • 46th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard
      • Columbine Street at 46th Avenue
      • Steele Street and I-70
    • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
    • Colorado Boulevard between 44th and 48th avenues
    • Stapleton Ave (north and south) between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
    • “Local Road” closure area
    • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
      • I-70 at the Peoria Street interchange

Nighttime general construction the week of Feb. 17, 2019 will occur at the following locations:

    • Brighton Boulevard and I-70 interchange
    • 46th Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad crossing
    • 46th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard
      • Columbine Street at 46th Avenue
      • Steele Street and I-70
    • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
    • Colorado Boulevard between 44th and 48th avenues
    • Stapleton Ave (north and south) between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
    • “Local Road” closure area
    • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
      • I-70 at the Peoria Street interchange

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: 8 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 – Saturday, Feb. 16

Type of Work: Striping and sign installation


Description: Westbound I-70 off-ramp to Brighton Boulevard – Various lane restrictions

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11

Type of Work: Signal work


Local Streets


Description: Brighton Boulevard – Lane restriction between 38th and 44th avenues; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: York Lane onto 47th Avenue – Closed between Claude Court and York Street

  • Follow detour signage
  • Alley between Milwaukee and Fillmore streets
  • Alley between Fillmore and Clayton streets

Date and Time: Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: 45th Avenue – Lane closure between Clayton and Steele streets; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: York Street – Brief and intermittent lane restrictions between I-70 and 47th Avenue; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Wednesday, Feb. 13

Type of Work: Moving equipment


Description: Northbound Colorado Boulevard – Right lane closure north of the on-ramp to eastbound I-70

Date and Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Median removal


Description: The following 46th Avenue intersections (in former eastbound lanes) will close – Access will be maintained from 45th Avenue

  • Fillmore Street
  • Alley between Milwaukee and Fillmore streets
  • Alley between Fillmore and Clayton streets

Date and Time: Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: 45th Avenue – Lane closure between Clayton and Steele streets; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Clayton Street – Lane closure between 45th and 46th avenues; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Williams Street at 47th Avenue – Parking lane closed

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Northbound Brighton Boulevard – Right lane restriction between I-70 ramps

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12

Type of Work: Utility 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, Feb. 10 – Saturday, Feb. 16

Type of Work: Striping and sign installation


Local Streets


Description: Dahlia Street – Closure between Stapleton Drive South and Smith Road; follow detour signage

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 – Saturday, Feb. 16

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Dahlia Street – Closed between North and South Stapleton Drive

Date and Time: Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Structure work


Description: Forest Street – Southbound right lane restriction between East 46th Avenue and Stapleton Drive North

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: CDOT property demolition


Description: Holly Street – Lane restriction between Smith Road and 48th Avenue; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11 – Friday, Feb. 15

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Stapleton Drive North and South – Reduced to one lane between I-70 ramps (approximately Dahlia to Monaco streets)

Date and Time: Beginning Monday night, Feb. 11 - Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Roadway work

I-70


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Various lane restrictions between Quebec Street and I-225. Travelers will notice a slight shift in traffic patterns after this work.

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 – Saturday, Feb. 16

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Overnight lane restrictions or closures on the following eastbound and westbound I-70 on-and-off-ramps. No consecutive ramps will be closed on the same night.

  • Quebec Street
  • I-270
  • Central Park Boulevard
  • Havana Street
  • Peoria Street
  • I-225

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 –Saturday, Feb. 16

Type of Work: Roadway work


Local Streets


None

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

Construction Impacts Map

Map Legend

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

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