I-70 & Ward Road Improvements

Work this Week

Dec. 2021

  • This project is almost complete.

  • A single lane closure may exist on Ward Road at the interchange while crews complete electrical work and erect additional safety guardrail.

  • No additional ramp closures will be in place.

  • Any closures will be posted to cotrip.org.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $3.17 million
  • Contractor: SEMA Construction
  • Timeline: March to December 2021
  • Location: I-70 at the Ward Road Exit and on Ward Road

Various views of improvements to the Westbound I-70 Ward Road Interchange

Various views of improvements to the Westbound I-70 Ward Road Interchange

About the Project:

This is a safety and traffic operations improvement project located at Interstate 70 and Ward Road (Colorado Highway 72) in Jefferson County. The project includes widening and overlay of pavement and on/off ramps, installing new ramp meters and signs, and adding permanent water quality features and improved access to the RTD Park n Ride.


Work Schedule

  • The project began on Monday, March 1 and will last until mid December 2021.
  • Working hours are Mon. to Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists can expect:

  • Occasional single lane and shoulder closures will be in place on Ward Road at the interchange during daytime hours.
  • Signs and flagger operations will exist to safely direct traffic during closures.
  • Lane closures and other traffic notices are posted weekly on COTrip.org.