Weekend Traffic Advisory 1.9.20
This advisory is for January 9 and includes information about a northbound left lane closure from I-70 to Smith Road on January 10-12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read the advisory for information on other weekend closures.
As a reminder for motorists, please drive at the posted speed limits in the construction zone. Your compliance and undivided attention to cones, work trucks, barriers and other construction resources is imperative to your safety, the safety of workers and your fellow drivers. We want to make sure your journey is as safe as ever during construction.
Third Lane Opening (Southbound Jewell to Quincy Ave)
The first section of the Road Widening Project has opened, a new third lane on the roadway between southbound Jewell Avenue and Quincy Avenue. This is the first major milestone for the project aimed at widening the eight-mile stretch of E-470 between Quincy Avenue to north of I-70. For more information, click here.
Coal Creek Bridge Work and Deck Pours
Crews have finished setting girders on the northbound and southbound sides of the Coal Creek Bridge. Later this month, the southbound asphalt deck will be poured. The northbound deck is planned to be poured by early January, weather depending.
Bridge Girder Setting
Work will continue on the E-470 bridges over Ramp B and Colfax Avenue, with girders being set by the end of the year. Motorists can expect delays and detoured traffic alignments.
I-70 and 19th Street Bridge Foundation Work
Substructure work is underway on the E-470 bridges over I-70 and 19th Street. Crews are working on the deep foundation work with pile driving and caisson installation. Some delays should be anticipated as flaggers guide traffic through lane restrictions, with one lane of traffic remaining open at all times.
Ramp E Asphalt Paving Begins
Temporary asphalt pavement will be laid along each side of Ramp E in December to allow for upcoming bridge widening construction. There will be single lane closures to accommodate this work and those travelling through the area should expect minimal delays.
2019 PROJECT PROGRESS
By the numbers:
- Approximately 15-miles of barrier has been set on southbound E-470 to protect the construction zone and create a safe space for road widening activities, five miles of which have been reset where construction has finished.
- To date, approximately 300,000 cubic yards of dirt have been moved to prepare for the third lane installation on E-470.
- 35 girders have been installed on the E-470 bridges, each one close to 130 feet long and weighing around 130,000 pounds.
- 40,000 tons of asphalt have been placed to surface the third lane widenings along E-470.