CDOT to begin repair work on I-25, I-70 bridges this Wednesday

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 17:15:14-04

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin repair on nine bridges concerning the Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 interchange this Wednesday.

The $4.2-million project will focus on repairing bridge decks, expanding joint replacements and putting new concrete overlay on all nine bridges in the area.

The repairs will aim to extend the lifespan of the bridges, a CDOT spokesperson said in a news release.

“The I-70 and I-25 interchange is an important economic route in our state, making this project critical to complete,” said Paul Jesaitis, CDOT Region 1 transportation Director. “Our goal is to deliver a project that increases safety and extends the life of the bridges. We’re committed to having minimal impact to the travelling public and will conduct all work at night.”

The project will continue until late this year, weather-permitting.

What bridges will be included in the reparation project?

Northbound I-25 will include the Globeville Road on-ramp to I-70, Northbound I-25 over the Globeville Road ramp to I-70 and the on-ramp to westbound I-70.

Southbound I-25 will include the off-ramp to Park Avenue, the on-ramp to eastbound I-70, the Washington Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70 and the on-ramp to eastbound I-70.

The repairs will also include westbound I-70 over the Lincoln Street ramps to I-25 and the eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Washington Street, the spokesperson said.

Will I be stuck in traffic during the repair work?

Not really, no.

Crews will be working overnights from Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next day, but there will be some lane closures.

Full lane closures with detours will occur reopening by morning rush hour, the spokesperson said.

Speed limits will be 45 mph through the work zone and detour signage will be posted to safely guide motorists through the construction zone through the duration of the project.