Projects

Traffic and Construction Impacts


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Ongoing Closures

  • Brighton Boulevard and I-70 interchange
  • Stapleton Drive (north and south) between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street
  • 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

  • Steele Street reduced to one lane in each direction, south of I-70 on March 25
  • Columbine street closing between 46th Avenue and Project sound walls during Swansea Elementary Spring Break, March 23 – 31
  • Continued utility work on 46th Avenue between York and Steele streets
  • Continued closure of Stapleton Drive North between Dahlia and Holly streets
  • Continued work on the I-70 bridge over Holly and Dahlia streets, requiring lane restrictions and closures
  • Continued closure of Dahlia Street between Stapleton Drive south and Smith Road
  • 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 a new on-ramp and the existing loop ramp will be removed as soon as March 22
  • Building the I-270 flyover structure, including preparation for girder set which will require a full closure of I-70 in March
  • Bridge beam set will require a weekend closure of Peoria Street under I-70 in early April
  • 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 March 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 March 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, March 17 – Saturday, March 23

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Westbound off-ramp to Colorado Boulevard – Right lane restriction

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 18

Type of Work: Signal work


Local Streets


Description: Southbound Vasquez Boulevard – Lane restrictions between 52nd and 48th avenues

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

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Colorado Boulevard – Lane restrictions between 50th Avenue and westbound ramps to I-70 and on 46th Avenue ramp to Colorado Boulevard

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

Type of Work: Earthwork and signal work


Description:Brighton Boulevard – Southbound closed between eastbound ramps and 44th Street

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12 – Monday, March 18

Type of Work: Utility installation


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, March 18 – Friday, March 22

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Clayton Street – Lane restriction between 40th and 46th avenues; watch for flaggers

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

Type of Work: Utility work


Description: Brighton Boulevard – Southbound lane restriction between 48th Avenue and Race Court; watch for flaggers

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

Type of Work: Brighton Boulevard Project


Description: 46th Avenue – Lane restriction between ramp to Colorado Boulevard and 48th Avenue

Date and Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 19

Type of Work: Signal work


Description: Thompson Court – Permanently closing between 46th Avenue and Project sound wall

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 19

Type of Work: Structure work


Description: Clayton Street – Closed at 46th Avenue in former eastbound lanes

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

Type of Work: Utility installation


Description: Thompson Court – Closed at 46th Avenue in former eastbound lanes

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 19 – Wednesday, March 20

Type of Work: Utility installation


Description: Josephine Street – Closed at 46th Avenue in former eastbound lanes

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 19 – Friday, March 22

Type of Work: Utility installation


Description: Columbine Street – Closed between 46th Avenue and Project sound wall

Date and Time: Friday, March 22 – Monday, March 31 (Spring Break)

Type of Work: Drilling support for lowered section

I-70


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

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

Type of Work: Roadway work


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

Date and Time: Full closure in place through May

Type of Work: City of Denver Storm Sewer Project


Local Streets


Description: Eastbound and westbound I-270 – Lane restrictions between Quebec Street and Central Park Boulevard

Date and Time: 8 p.m. – 5:30 a.m., Sunday, March 10 – Friday, March 15

Type of Work: Roadway 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, March 17 – Saturday, March 23

Type of Work: Roadway work


Description: Peoria Street – Lane restrictions between westbound and eastbound ramps to I-70

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

Type of Work: Bridge reconstruction


Local Streets


Description: Peoria Street – Lane restrictions between westbound and eastbound ramps to I-70

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

Project: City of Denver/39th Avenue Greenway

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

Construction Impacts Map

Map Legend

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

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