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Traffic Blog: Several road closures due to crashes, weather

Keep up with the latest traffic information in Colorado.
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COLORADO, USA — Keep up to date with traffic in Denver metro area with the 9NEWS traffic blog. 

There are several road closures, and traffic as snowfall continues across the state. here are a few to look out for if traveling this holiday.

Interstate 70

CLOSURE

  • Roads are closed between Exit 114, West Glenwood (Glenwood Canyon) and Exit 133: Dotsero due to safety concerns.

>>There is a width limit in effect. There is a weight limit in effect. Width limit 12'6". Until Jan. 22, 2022, at about 11:59 PM MST.

  • The right lane is closed at Exit 11, US 6; Mack due to a crash. This exit is 3 miles west of the Fruita area. 
  • Road closed expect delays due to safety concerns between Exit 260: C-470; C-470; Morrison and Exit 259, Golden (Mount Vernon Canyon).

RE-OPENING 

  • Exit 270: Harlan Street (Wheat Ridge) has reopened to traffic.

OTHER

  • Chains or alternative traction devices are required for all commercial motor vehicles including buses and vans of 16 or more passenger capacity between Exit 203: CO 9; East Frisco (Silverthorne) and Exit 216: US 6; Loveland Pass (Eisenhower Tunnel).

Between Exit 203: CO 9; East Frisco (Silverthorne) and Exit 216: US 6; Loveland Pass (Eisenhower Tunnel) from Mile Point 205 to Mile Point 213.5. 

>Video in the player above will rotate through various CDOT cameras.

Interstate  25

CLOSURE

No issues at this time

RE-OPENING

No issues at this time

OTHER

No issues at this time

Several major construction projects are ongoing in metro Denver currently. They include: 

Central 70 

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. 

>Check out the live traffic map below.

> 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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