Progress on the Project

Construction started in August 2018, since then crews have been working in every segment along the 10-mile Project corridor. Learn more about progress through numbers in this infographic

Completed Work

  • Reconstructed Brighton Boulevard under I-70 
  • Removed westbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele/Vasquez 
  • Demolished old Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) bridge 
  • Removed York Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 
  • Completion of cover deck pour on cover park
  • Constructed York, Josephine, Columbine, Clayton, Fillmore, Cook and Monroe bridges
  • Constructed Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) bridge 
  • Constructed 46th North Avenue between Colorado and Brighton boulevards 
  • Constructed future westbound I-70 lowered section between Brighton and Colorado boulevards
  • Switched eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic from the viaduct into the lowered section
  • Demolished viaduct between Brighton and Colorado boulevards
  • Completion of westbound cover systems 
  • Construction of pump station
  • Reconstructed I-70 traffic between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
  • Opened new ramp access to eastbound I-70 from southbound Colorado Boulevard, removed loop ramp
  • Demolished old Colorado Boulevard bridge 
  • Installed and relocated utilities along Stapleton Drive 
  • Demolished the I-70 bridges over Dahlia, Holly and Monaco 
  • Reconstructed I-70 bridges above Dahlia, Holly and Monaco streets and Denver Rock Island Railroad (DRIR)
  • Rebuilt Stapleton Drive intersections at Dahlia, Holly and Monaco streets
  • Relocated Holly Street ramps to I-70 to permanent locations
  • Stapleton North and South drives paved and striped
  • Construction of Quebec Street and I-70 interchange
  • Demolished old I-270 flyover and built new bridge 
  • Widened and shifted I-70 traffic to new pavement 
  • Demolished the I-70 bridge over Peoria and built a new bridge
  • Installed median barriers and sign structures 
  • Concrete panel replacement on I-70 between I-225 and Chambers Road

Ongoing Work

  •  Installation of sign structures
  • Construction of the eastbound I-70 bridge deck above Brighton Boulevard
  • Construction of permanent eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street 
  • Construction of UPRR access bridge
  • Construction of Swansea Elementary playground
  • Construction of the eastbound I-70 lanes in the lowered section
  • Construction of the tolling system between Steele Street and Colorado Boulevard
  • Punchlist items
  • Construction of eastbound I-70 at Colorado Boulevard interchange
Upcoming Work in the Next Six Months
  •  Switch eastbound I-70 traffic 
  • Completion of Swansea Elementary playground 
  • Complete paving operations on westbound I-70 lanes 
  • Complete construction of the cover park
  • Landscaping and other punch list items throughout the corridor
Additional Information
  • 146 of the 148 identified Record of Decision mitigation measures are in progress or completed
  • All of the 133 anticipated parcels have been either acquired or have agreements for ROW transfer in place upon completion of construction
  • 253 of the 258 confirmed utility conflicts are either resolved or have work orders in place.
  • Nearly 2.3 million cubic yards of dirt have been excavated, preparing for the future lowered highway
  • The Project bilingual Community Liaison hosts outreach ‘office hours’ weekly as well as provides on-going coordination with local partners and organizations