DENVER — This weekend, a section of Interstate 70 in Denver will be shut down, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Both directions of I-70 will be closed from Brighton Boulevard to Interstate 270 from p.m. Friday until 5 a.m on Monday.
CDOT said those traveling eastbound should go north on Interstate 25 to Interstate 76, then to I-270 to avoid the closure. Those traveling westbound can follow the same detour in reverse.
Demolition teams will be taking down the Old Colorado Boulevard bridge, said CDOT.
This is part of the Central 70 Project.
Several major construction projects are ongoing in metro Denver currently. They include:
The Central 70 Project will reconstruct a 10-mile stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road. The project will remove a 56-year-old viaduct, as well as lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards. A 4-acre park will be built over a portion of the lowered interstate, and one Express Lane will be added in each direction. The project is slated for completion in 2022.
> More information on the Central 70 project can be found here.
I-25 South Gap
The 18-mile South Gap Project is split into three geographic sections – north (between Plum Creek Parkway and Sky View Lane/Tomah Road), middle (between Sky View Lane/Tomah Road and Greenland Road) and south (between Greenland Road and Monument). The project will add one express lane in each direction in addition to the two general use lanes. It’s slated for completion in 2022.
> More information on the South Gap project can be found here.
C-470 Express Lanes
The C-470 Express Lanes Project is located along 12.5 miles of C-470 between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard. The project will add two express lanes to westbound C-470 from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard and one express lane westbound from Colorado Boulevard to Wadsworth. It also will add one express lane eastbound from Wadsworth to I-25.
> More information on the C-470 Express Lanes project can be found here.
> CDOT provides in-depth information on all its current active construction projects here.
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