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.

Ongoing Work

  • Brighton Boulevard under I-70 one lane in each direction
  • Westbound 46th Avenue between Steele and Clayton streets CLOSED until April
  • 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 12 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
  • Dahlia Street north of Stapleton Drive North and south of Stapleton Drive South CLOSED until May  
  • Dahlia Street CLOSED under I-70 through April 10
  • Leyden Street CLOSED at Stapleton Drive North until April 3
  • Stapleton Drive North and South reduced to one lane for interstate widening
  • Continued work at the Peoria Street and I-70 interchange

Upcoming Work

  • Josephine Street and 46th Avenue intersection to close April 15 for approximately two weeks
  • 46th Avenue between Steele and Garfield streets to close April 12 for approximately two months

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  March 29 and April 5, 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, March 29 – Saturday April 4
  • Type of Work: Roadway work
     
  • Description: Brighton Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound I-70 – CLOSED
  • Date and Time: Starting 5 a.m., Friday, April 3 – 5 a.m., Friday, April 10
  • Type of Work: Utility work
     
  • Description: Steele Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 – CLOSED
  • Date and Time: Starting 5 a.m., Friday, April 3 – 5 a.m., Friday, April 10
  • Type of Work: Utility work

Local Streets

  • Description: Brighton Boulevard between 44th Street and the on-ramp to east bound I-70 – Lane restriction
  • Date and Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 – Friday, April 3 
  • Type of Work: Roadway work   
     
  • Description: Josephine Street between 45th and 46th avenues – CLOSED; local access maintained
  • Date and Time: Started Sunday, March 22 – Sunday, April 5   
  • Type of Work: Utility work
     
  • Description: 47th Avenue between Josephine Street and Columbine Street – Lane restriction; watch for flaggers
  • Date and Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3
  • Type of Work: Utility work
     
  • Description: Colorado Boulevard between 40th and 48th avenues – Lane restrictions  
  • Date and Time: Starting 5 a.m., Monday, March 30 – 5 a.m., 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, March 29 – Saturday April 4
    • Type of Work: Roadway work

    • Description: Colorado on-ramp to westbound I-70 - CLOSED
    • Date and Time: 8 p.m. - 5:30 a.m., Monday, March 30 
    • Type of Work: Roadway work

    • Description: Quebec Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70 – CLOSED
    • Date and Time: Starting 9 p.m., Friday, April 3 – 5:30 a.m., Monday, April 6
    • Type of Work: Roadway work

    Local Streets

    • Description: Ivy Street at Stapleton Drive North – CLOSED
    • Date and Time: Starting Friday, April 3 for approximately one month
    • Type of Work: Utility work  
       
    • Description: Kearney Street at Stapleton Drive South – CLOSED
    • Date and Time: Starting Wednesday, April 1 for approximately six weeks
    • Type of Work: Utility work   
       
    • Description: Monaco south of Stapleton Drive South – CLOSED; see detour map 
    • Date and Time: Starting Monday, March 23 for approximately two months 
    • Type of Work: Utility work  
       
    • Description: Monaco Street North of Stapleton Drive North – One lane in each direction
    • Date and Time: Started 8 p.m., Friday, March 27 – 5 a.m., Monday, March 30  
    • Type of Work: Utility work   
       
    • Description: Monaco Street under I-70 – CLOSED
    • Date and Time: Starting Sunday, March 29 for approximately two months 
    • Type of Work: Bridge work     

    I-70

    • escription: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Lane restrictions between Quebec Street and I-225
    • Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, March 29 – Saturday April 4
    • Type of Work: Roadway work
       
    • Description: Westbound I-70 between Havana and Peoria Street  – Right lane restriction
    • Date and Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3
    • Type of Work: Paving
       
    • Description: Northbound I-225 ramp to westbound I-70 - CLOSED
    • Date and Time: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., Monday, March 30
    • Type of Work: Roadway work

    Local Streets

    • Description: Northbound Peoria Street under I-70 – Lane restriction
    • Date and Time: Starting 8:30 a.m. Friday , March 27 – 5 p.m., Wednesday , April 1
    • 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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