Projects

Metro Denver Bridge Joint Replacement

Work this Week

Week of October 27 - November 3

Upcoming Work:

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to install new bridge deck expansion joints the bridge over Clear Creek at mile point 369.3 eastbound Interstate 70. Expansion joints are used to allow for movement of the bridge deck which occurs naturally in various types of weather. By replacing bridge expansion joints this helps to extend the life of the structure and improves the structures safety for travelers.  

WORK SCHEDULE

  • Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29, night work from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 night work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.; November 2-3 night work from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

  • Expect the double lane closures on EB I-70 over Clear Creek.

I-70 eastbound over Clear Creek, right lane closure

I-70 eastbound over Clear Creek, right lane closure

 

About the Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation is improving four different structures in the Metro Denver area. Bridge deck expansion joints are used to allow for movement of the bridge deck which occurs naturally in various types of weather. By replacing bridge expansion joints this helps to extend the life of the structure and improves the structures safety for travelers.

The bridges with joint replacements include:

  • Southbound CO 2 off ramp, over southbound US 6 (Vasquez Boulevard) at MP 9.5
  • The bridge over Clear Creek on eastbound I-70 just past the I-76 exit at MP 269.35
  • The on ramp from Wadsworth Boulevard (CO 121) onto eastbound I-70 over Clear Creek at MP 269.4
  • Northbound and southbound I-225 over Colfax Ave at MP 9.88 will also have bridge deck repair

Work is scheduled to begin on at the CO 2 over SB US 6 location. Crews will be replacing the expansion joints at each location and repair the bridge deck on I-225. Work on these structures is expected to be completed by November 2020.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $900,000
  • Contractor: Ralph L. Wadswortyh
  • Timeline: September - November 2020
  • Location: I-70 in Jefferson County, I-225 in Arapahoe County, CO 2 in Adams County


Proposed Work Schedule

Most of the work on this project will be completed at night, with occasional daytime work. Depending on the project location this may involve, shoulder, on-ramp, single, double and full lane closures. Be sure to sign up for email notifications below to get up to date information on closures related to this project.


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