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Traffic and Construction Impacts


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Ongoing Closures

  • 46th Avenue between Brighton Boulevard and York Street is permanently closed to allow for the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. Use I-70 to navigate east and west in this area. Download pedestrian detour map.
  • Local Road, north of 46th Avenue and between High and Gaylord streets is permanently closed for roadway construction, CDOT property demolitions, and utility work. Residents will have access to properties from 47th Avenue.
  • York Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 is permanently closed as a part of the final design of I-70 and to construct the new Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. Download detour map.
  • Southbound Vasquez Boulevard from Steele Street to 46th Avenue is permanently closed. Traffic will travel south on Steele Street and turn right on 46th Avenue. 

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


Upcoming Work

  • York Street closes from 45th-48th avenues for Xcel Energy utility relocations starting March 6 and lasting nine days – local access will be maintained
  • Continued utility work on 46th Avenue between York and Steele streets
  • Traffic pattern changes on Colorado Boulevard including new access to eastbound I-70 from southbound Colorado Boulevard
    • Motorists will use new signalized left turn to on-ramp and loop ramp will be removed beginning in early-March
  • Building the I-270 flyover structure, including preparation for girder set which will require a full closure of I-70 in March
  • Continued work at the Peoria Street and I-70 interchange, including construction of the new I-70 bridge

For a broader list of construction activities/traffic impacts in the Globeville Elyria-Swansea check out Navigate North Denver.

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 during the night call the 24-hour hotline at 833-C70-INFO (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.

Nighttime general construction the week of Feb. 17, 2019 will occur at the following locations:

  • Brighton Boulevard and I-70 interchange
  • 46th Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad crossing
  • 46th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard
    • Steele Street and I-70
  • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
  • Colorado Boulevard between 44th and 48th avenues
  • Stapleton Ave (north and south) between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
  • “Local Road” closure area
  • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
    • I-70 at the Peoria Street interchange
    • I-270 flyover

Nighttime general construction the week of Feb. 24, 2019 will occur at the following locations:

  • Brighton Boulevard and I-70 interchange
  • 46th Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad crossing
  • 46th Avenue between York Street and Colorado Boulevard
    • Steele Street and I-70
  • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
  • Colorado Boulevard between 44th and 48th avenues
  • Stapleton Ave (north and south) between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
  • “Local Road” closure area
  • I-70 between Quebec Street and I-225 interchange
    • I-70 at the Peoria Street interchange
    • I-270 flyover

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

I-70


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Lane restrictions between I-25 and Colorado Boulevard

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 23

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Westbound I-70 on-ramp and eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Brighton Boulevard – Lane restrictions

Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17

Type of Work: Shifting traffic


Local Streets


Description: York Street – Closed between 45th and 46th avenues

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: York Lane onto 47th Avenue – Closed between Claude Court and York Street

  • Follow detour signage
  • Alley between Milwaukee and Fillmore streets
  • Alley between Fillmore and Clayton streets

Date and Time: Sunday. Feb. 17 - Saturday, Feb. 23

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Brighton Boulevard – Lane restrictions between 40th Street and 46th Avenue

Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17

Type of Work: Shifting traffic


Description: Brighton Boulevard – Lane restriction between 38th and 44th streets; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Brighton Boulevard – Lane restriction between 48th Avenue and York Street; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: North Metro Rail barrier installation


Description: Clayton Street – Closed north of 46th Avenue

Date and Time: Monday, Feb. 18 – Friday, Feb. 22

Type of Work: Drainage work


Description: Josephine Street – Lane restriction between 46th and 47th avenues; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 – Friday, Feb. 22

Type of Work: Moving equipment


Description: Northbound Colorado Boulevard – Right lane restriction between I-70 and on-ramp to westbound I-70

Date and Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 – Friday, Feb. 22

Type of Work: Median removal


Description: 45th Avenue – Lane closure between Clayton and Steele streets; watch for flaggers

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 -Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Williams Street at 47th Avenue – Parking lane closed

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Clayton Street – Lane restriction between 40th and 46th avenues

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: York Street – Right lane restriction between 41st and 40th avenues

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Alley between York and Josephine streets closed south of 46th Avenue

Date and Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Northbound and southbound Colorado Boulevard – Right lane restriction between I-70 and 48th Avenue

Date and Time: Daytime hours, Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 22

Type of Work: Signal work


Description: Jackson Street and 46th Avenue intersection – Various lane restrictions

Date and Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 22

Type of Work: CDOT property demolition

I-70


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Lane restrictions between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 23

Type of Work: Roadway work


Local Streets


Description: Stapleton Drive North – Lane restriction between Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street

Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Eastbound 46th Avenue – Lane restriction between 48th Avenue and Stapleton Drive North (East of Colorado Boulevard)

Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Switching traffic


Description: Dahlia Street – Closure between Stapleton Drive South and Smith Road; follow detour signage

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 23

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Dahlia Street – Closed between North and South Stapleton Drive

Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 23

Type of Work: Structure work


Description: Stapleton Drive North – Closed between Dahlia and Holly streets

Date and Time: Friday, Feb. 22

Type of Work: Earth work

I-70


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-70 – Various lane restrictions between Quebec Street and I-225

Date and Time: 7 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 23

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Overnight lane restrictions or closures on the following eastbound and westbound I-70 on-and-off-ramps. No consecutive ramps will be closed on the same night.

  • Central Park Boulevard
  • Havana Street
  • Peoria Street

Date and Time: 6 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 – Thursday, Feb. 21

Type of Work: Roadway work


Local Streets


Description: Northbound and southbound Peoria Street – Turning lanes shortened

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 – Friday, Feb. 22

Type of Work: Bridge reconstruction

Project: City of Denver/North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) - Brighton Boulevard

Visit the City of Denver/NDCC website for additional project information


Project: National Western Center - Brighton Boulevard

Visit the National Western Center website for additional project information


Project: Xcel Energy - North Metro Natural Gas Pipeline

Visit the Xcel Energy website for additional project information


Project: City of Denver/39th Avenue Greenway

Visit the City of Denver/Department of Public Works website for additional project information

Construction Impacts Map

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  • Red - closure
  • Orange - lane restriction
  • Grey - permanent closure

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