E-470 is committed to following guidance set by the CDC and CDPHE in helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. At this time, the road widening project taking place on E-470 from Quincy Avenue to I-70 is continuing, with strict safety measures to protect construction teams and the public.
As part of these measures, a dedicated task force has been set up to ensure project teams are adhering to the latest guidance set by public health officials. Any previously-scheduled indoor meetings have been cancelled or are now being held virtually. Crews are practicing social distancing in the course of their work and all small group meetings taking place outside are being held to maintain social distancing.
E-470 and its sub-contractors will continue to follow this guidance and are ready to adjust to any new safety measures.
UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION: September 2020
Full Closure of SB E-470 at Smith Rd
In September, crews will continue the substructure work on the E-470 bridges over Smith Rd. and the Union Pacific Railroad. To facilitate this, southbound E-470 will be closed at Smith Rd. on September 14 and 16 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. with traffic detoured through the I-70 interchange.
Lane closures will continue to take place on northbound E-470 between Quincy Ave. and 6th Pkwy./Stephen D. Hogan Pkwy as crews work on asphalt paving.
Traffic Realignment and Lane Closures
Every weekend from Saturday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 9 p.m., there will be single lane closures for two miles on southbound E-470 between 6th Parkway/Stephen D. Hogan Parkway and Quincy Ave. These closures will continue through the Summer and into Fall as crews work on the asphalt paving for the third lane expansion of the roadway. Please be advised the shoulder will be closed in this two mile work zone. Drivers should exercise caution when travelling through the area and adhere to sign posted speed limits.
All future work is weather dependent. For up-to-date closure information, stay tuned on our E-470 Facebook or Twitter page.
PROJECT UPDATE: August, 2020
In August, crews continued to work on the bridge deck waterproofing and asphalt overlay for multiple E-470 bridges, including those over Colfax Ave. and 19th Ave. Crews also worked on the final painting of the southbound E-470 on-ramp and off-ramp for I-70, and replaced expansion joints on the bridges over I-70.
New E-470 Ramps
Subgrade and asphalt paving work took place this month for the new on and off ramps for E-470 at Quincy Ave. and Gun Club Rd. Next, crews will move on to final asphalt finishing and painting, with the aim to have these ramps open by late fall.
This month lane closures took place on northbound E-470 to allow crews to begin the final asphalt surfacing between Quincy Ave. and 6th Pkwy./Stephen D. Hogan Pkwy. Last month, crews completed the asphalt paving on the southbound side of the roadway which is now open to the traveling public between Jewell Ave. and Quincy Ave.
High Plains Trail
In August, concrete pours took place on the High Plains Trail to help tie together the long stretches of paving that have already been set. Crews will continue this work in September.
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