Section of I-70 to shut down this weekend in Colorado

Photo Credit: Imre Cikajlo (iStock).

A stretch of I-70 located in the heart of Denver will close in both directions starting Friday evening and lasting until Monday.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), I-70 will close between Interstate 270 and Steele Street/Vasquez Boulevard as construction crews demolish the old Colorado Boulevard Bridge.  The closure, part of CDOT’s Central 70 Project, will start at 10:00 p.m. Friday night (June 26) and last until 5:00 a.m. on Monday morning (June 29).

Section of I-70 to shut down this weekend in Colorado

The Central 70 Project will require a full closure of I-70 in both directions between Steele/Vasquez and I-270 starting 10 p.m. on Friday, June 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, June 29. Map credit: CDOT via Facebook

During the closure, motorists will be detoured to Colorado Boulevard and west on the new 46th North Avenue to access Steele Street. See the detour map below.

Section of I-70 to shut down this weekend in Colorado

Map Credit: Central 70 Project via Facebook

Travelers should also anticipate a traffic shift Friday for southbound lanes onto a new portion of the new bridge structure. The westbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele/Vasquez will permanently close on June 29.

Editor’s Note: Check CDOT’s Facebook, Twitter (@coloradodot), or cotrip.org for closures and delays on highways and roads across the state.

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