Safety on the Project

10 traffic fatalities on the project this year. Slow down in work zones, obey speed limits.

The State of Colorado saw an uptick in fatal crashes in construction work zones in 2020, according to data gathered by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Last year, there were 10 traffic fatalities in construction zones, up from seven in 2019. Half of these fatalities occurred in the Denver Metro area Five of the 2020 fatalities have occurred in the Denver metro area, far higher than the two fatalities that had occurred at this time last year. 

As a reminder, the posted speed limit on I-70 within the Central 70 Project work zone is 55 MPH. Within a 19-day period, the Denver Police Department made nearly 100 traffic stops for vehicles traveling an average of 82 MPH within the Central 70 Project area and reported over a dozen vehicles traveling 100 MPH or higher. Slow down and use caution when driving in work zones. The life saved may be your own.

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A safety message from the Central 70 Project team.

“It is critical that motorists recognize and follow the posted speed limits while driving through work zones,” said Colorado State Patrol Chief Matthew Packard.  “Drivers should anticipate changing conditions such as narrow lanes, concrete barriers, slow-moving heavy equipment, or uneven pavement - all of which reduce room for errors."