Projects

Traffic and Construction Impacts

ALERT

The westbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele/Vasquez is permanently closed. See the detour map here.

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Upcoming Work

  • Brighton Boulevard under I-70 to close overnight on July 10 and July 11  
  • York Street between 47th and 46th avenues to close Aug. 17 – Spring 2021
  • Columbine Street to close between 46th and 47th avenues July 6 – Aug. 16
  • Clayton Street to close between 46th and 47th avenues July 10 – Aug. 16
  • Traffic to shift onto new Steele Street bridge in mid-July
  • 46th Avenue loop ramp to westbound I-70 near Brighton to close permanently July 15

Ongoing Work

  • Brighton Boulevard
    • Under I-70 one lane in each direction, Feb. 2020 – Sept. 2020
  • Josephine Street
    • CLOSED for a half block north of 46th Avenue for bridge construction until July 6
  • Fillmore Street
    • CLOSED for a half block north of 46th Avenue for bridge construction until July 10
  • 46th Avenue CLOSED between Steele and Garfield streets opening June 29
  • Dahlia Street
    • CLOSED south of Stapleton South Drive until late-July
    • CLOSED under I-70 until Aug.
  • Kearney Street at Stapleton South Drive CLOSED until mid-July
  • Stapleton North and South Drive reduced to one lane for interstate widening
  • Monaco Street
    • CLOSED under I-70 until August

See Permanent Closures Here

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 or vibration during the night, call the 24-hour hotline at 833-C70-INFO (833-270-4636). 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  June 28 and July 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

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., Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 2
  • 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, June 26 – 5 a.m., Monday, June 29
  • Type of Work: Bridge demolition and roadway work
     
  • Description: Northbound I-25 between Zuni Street and eastbound I-70 – Right lane restrictions 
  • Date and Time: Starting at 8 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, June 29
  • Type of Work: For I-70 weekend closure
     
  • Description: Steele/Vasquez on-ramp to eastbound I-70 – CLOSED
  • Date and Time: Starting at 6 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, June 29
  • Type of Work: For I-70 weekend closure
     
  • Description: Westbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele/Vasquez – CLOSED (Permanently);
    46th North Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Steele Street to open Monday, June 29 for westbound motorists- eastbound motorists will use 46th Avenue under the viaduct; see detour map
  • Date and Time: Starting at 10 p.m., Friday, June 26
  • Type of Work: Construction of lowered section
     
  • Description: Colorado Boulevard on-ramp to westbound I-70 – CLOSED
  • Date and Time: Starting at 8 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5:30 a.m., Monday, June 29
  • Type of Work: For I-70 weekend closure

      Local Streets

      • Description: Colorado Boulevard northbound between 41st and 52nd avenues – Double left lane restrictions
      • Date and Time: Starting at 6 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 6 a.m., Monday, June 29
      • Type of Work: Bridge 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., Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 1
      • 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, June 26 – 5 a.m., Monday, June 29
      • Type of Work: Bridge demolition and roadway work
         
      • Description: Holly Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70 – CLOSED
      • Date and Time: Starting at 7 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5:30 a.m., on Monday, June 29
      • Type of Work: For I-70 weekend closure
         
      • Description: Holly Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 – CLOSED
      • Date and Time: Starting at 8 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5:30 a.m., on Monday, June 29
      • Type of Work: For I-70 weekend closure
         
      • Description: Quebec Street on-ramp to eastbound and westbound I-70 – CLOSED
      • Date and Time: Starting at 9 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5:30 a.m., Monday, June 29
      • Type of Work: For I-70 weekend closure
         
      • Description: Central Park Boulevard on-ramp to westbound I-70 – CLOSED
      • Date and Time: Starting at 6 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5:30 a.m., Monday, June 29
      • Type of Work: For I-70 weekend closure

      Local Streets

        • Description: Quebec Street southbound between Sandcreek and on-ramp to westbound I-70 – Right lane restriction
        • Date and Time: Starting at 6 p.m., Friday, June 26 through 5:30 a.m., Sunday, June 28
        • Type of Work: Roadway 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., Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 1
          • 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, June 26 – 5 a.m., Monday, June 29
          • Type of Work: Bridge demolition and roadway work
             
          • Description: Westbound I-70 off-ramp to westbound I-270– CLOSED; detour to Central Park Boulevard
          • Date and Time: 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Monday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 1
          • Type of Work: Roadway work
             
          • Description: Northbound I-225 to westbound I-70 at Peoria Street - CLOSED; detour to Peoria Street
          • Date and Time: 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30
          • Type of Work: Roadway work

          Local Streets

          • Description: Peoria Street under I-70 – Right lane restrictions
          • Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 1
          • Type of Work: Roadway work

          Project: National Western Center 

          Visit the National Western Center 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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