Central 70 Construction Updates

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Construction and Traffic Update

Week of June 27, 2021

See below for this week’s traffic impacts and upcoming work. Nighttime only work is purple. View all current traffic impacts on the interactive map.

Expect ramp closures overnight. Detour to the next ramp.

Construction activities are weather and site-condition dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Visit the Bye-a-duct webpage to learn more about viaduct demolition.
Construction activities will halt at noon on Friday, July 2 for the holiday and will resume at 8

p.m. on Monday, July 5. Long-term closures will remain in place.

West Travel Impacts (Brighton Blvd to Colorado Blvd):

I-70

Local Streets

  • Description: Columbine Street under viaduct CLOSED

  • Date and Time: Started Monday, June 21 early-July

  • Type of Work: Viaduct demolition

  • Description: 46th South Avenue from Josephine to Columbine streets CLOSED

  • Date and Time: Started Thursday, June 24 early-July

  • Type of Work: Viaduct demolition

    Central Travel Impacts (Colorado Blvd to Quebec St):

    I-70

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  • Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 Lane restrictions between I-25 and Colorado Boulevard (including off- and on-ramps)

  • Date and Time: 7 p.m. 5:30 a.m., Sunday, June 27 Thursday, July 1

  • Type of Work: Roadway work

  • Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 Lane restrictions between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street (including off- and on-ramps)

  • Date and Time: 7 p.m. 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Sunday, June 27 Thursday, July 1

  • Type of Work: Roadway work

  • Description: Monaco Street under I-70CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. 5 a.m., Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29

  • Type of Work: Paving

  • Description: Holly Street under I-70CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. 5 a.m., Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30

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  • Type of Work: Paving

  • Description: Dahlia Street under I-70CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1

  • Type of Work: Paving

  • Description: Quebec Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70 CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m., Sunday, June 27

  • Type of Work: Traffic switch

  • Description: Westbound I-70 off-ramp to Quebec Street CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 9 p.m. 5:30 a.m., Sunday, June 27

  • Type of Work: Traffic switch

    Local Streets

  • Description: Stapleton North Drive from Holly to Forest streets CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. 5 a.m., Monday, June 28

  • Type of Work: Paving

  • Description: Stapleton North Drive from Forest to Dahlia streets and Dahlia Street under I-70 CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. 5 a.m., Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29

  • Type of Work: Paving

  • Description: Stapleton North Drive from Dahlia Street to 48th Avenue CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. 5 a.m., Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30

  • Type of Work: Paving

  • Description: Stapleton South Drive from Dahlia Street to eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Holly CLOSED

  • Date and Time: 8 p.m. 5 a.m., Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1

  • Type of Work: Paving

    East Travel Impacts (Quebec St to Chambers Rd):

    I-70

    Local Streets No new traffic impacts

    Upcoming Work

  • York Street from 48th to 47th avenues to close through fall 2021 starting in early-July

  • Local street closures in West area for viaduct demolition

Steele Street under viaduct to close beginning 8 p.m., Friday, July 9 5 a.m., Monday, July 12

  • Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 and I-270 Occasional lane restrictions between Quebec Street and I-225 (including off- and on-ramps)

  • Date and Time: 7 p.m. 5:30 a.m., Sunday, June 27 Thursday, July 1

  • Type of Work: Roadway work

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  • Final paving of Stapleton North and South drives in summer 2021 requiring overnight closures

    • Stapleton South Drive from eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Holly Street to Holly Street closed

      overnights, Monday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 6

    • Stapleton South Drive from Holly Street to Holly Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70 to close

      overnight on Tuesday, July 6

  • Westbound I-70 from I-270 to Colorado Boulevard to close for a weekend in July for paving

  • Eastbound I-70 from Brighton Boulevard to I-270 to close for a weekend in July for paving

    Ongoing Work

Brighton Boulevard
Lane restrictions under I-70

  • 46th South Avenue closed between Columbine and Fillmore streets through early-July

  • Eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street closed for several months

  • Lane restrictions on Stapleton North and South drives

    See Permanent Closures Here

    Nighttime general construction the weeks of June 27 and July 4, 2021 will occur at the following locations:

  • Brighton Boulevard and I-70 interchange

  • 46th Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad crossing

  • I-70 and 46th Avenue between York Street and ColoradoBoulevard

  • Colorado Boulevard between 44th and 48th avenues

  • I-70 between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street

  • Stapleton Drive (north and south) between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street

  • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange

    Construction activities will be happening day and night. Activities that occur overnight will be within the noise variance limits of 75 decibel hourly average with an allowable spike up to 86 decibels. To make a complaint about construction noise or vibration during the night, call the 24-hour hotline at 833-C70-INFO (833-270-4636). DDPHE regulates the noise variance and residents may also call the city at 3-1-1. There is additional information about the variance here.

    Navigate North Denver

    For a broader list of construction and traffic impacts, visit Navigate North Denver.