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'What's that?': Construction begins on I-70 and Kipling interchange in Wheat Ridge

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 12:55:45-04

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WHEAT RIDGE, Colorado – This week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) started construction on a project to improve traffic safety near the I-70 and Kipling Interchange.

CDOT Spokesperson Presley Fowler told Denver7 the department plans to widen the westbound I-70 off-ramp and add a right turn lane.

Crews will also remove the traffic signals at 49th Ave. and Kipling St..

“Another change is adding a second left turn lane at 50th Ave. The goal with all of this is just to improve the traffic flow at a very highly-congested spot,” said Fowler.

Fowler said drivers can expect daily and nightly lane closures within the next few weeks.

"You may not notice a lot right now, but as the project gets going, you’ll start to see cones and trucks and we’ll start to get into lane closures," said Fowler.

The project is scheduled to be complete by January 2021. Fowler said drivers can sign up for updates on the project on CDOT’s website.