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Weekend closure of Quebec Street under I-70 begins Friday

Quebec Street under Interstate 70 will close Friday, March 26 at 10 p.m.

DENVER — Quebec Street will close in both directions under Interstate 70 this weekend as part of Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Central 70 Project. 

Quebec Street under I-70 and the eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Quebec Street will close from Friday, March 26 at 10 p.m. to Monday, March 29 at 5 a.m.

CDOT said the closure is necessary so crews can remove the top layer of asphalt and repave the roadway.

Northbound Quebec

Motorists traveling northbound will use the Quebec Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70, exit at Central Park Boulevard, travel north to the Central Park Boulevard on-ramp, and exit at the westbound I-70 off-ramp to Quebec Street.

Southbound Quebec

Motorists traveling southbound on Quebec Street will take the Quebec Street on-ramp to Stapleton North Drive, turn left on Holly Street, turn left to Smith Road and exit at Quebec Street.

CDOT said the weekend work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

The Central 70 Project will reconstruct a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 70, add one new Express Lane in each direction, remove the aging 56-year-old viaduct and lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado Boulevards.

The project is scheduled to be completed by winter 2022. CDOT said that while there will be some punch-list items to complete in 2023, there will be nothing major that will impact commuters.

More information on the project is available at central70.codot.gov.

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