CDOT closes part of eastbound and westbound I-70 for construction project

Work for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 project will close eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 between Washington Street and Interstate 270 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on May 21 and May 24.

Drivers heading westbound on I-70 during work times will head west on I-270, to westbound I-76, continue south onto I-25 and exit onto westbound I-70. Motorists going eastbound on I-70 will head north on I-25, take eastbound I-76, continue east on I-270 and exit onto eastbound I-70.

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The closure will prepare roads for the Mile High Shift, a project that plans to move six lanes of I-70 to future westbound lanes in a new lower section located between Brighton and Colorado boulevards.

During the Mile High Shift, the eastbound I-70 off-ramp to York Street will be closed permanently. Drivers still have access to York Street via Brighton Boulevard.

The eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street and Vasquez Boulevard will be closed through January 2022. Motorists can access this area via Colorado Boulevard to 46th Avenue. Additionally, the on-ramp for Steele/Vasquez to east I-70 is closed permanently. Drivers still have access through I-70 via Colorado Boulevard.

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