Full Closure of Northbound and Southbound Acres Green Drive beginning December 4

Information courtesy of CDOT

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A full closure of northbound and southbound Acres Green Drive (below the C-470 bridge) will begin on December 4, for approximately four days for bridge pier foundation work.  The closure times will be Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Detours will be in place:

  • Southbound Acres Green Drive detour – Monday, Dec. 4 to Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    To detour around this closure, motorists will be directed to take Parkway Drive west to East County Line Road.  They will then head west on East County Line Road to South Quebec Street, then south to Park Meadows Drive.  Once on Park Meadows Drive, motorist will be directed east back to Acres Green Drive.  This detour is approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Northbound Acres Green Drive detour – Monday, Dec. 4 to Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    To detour around this closure, motorists will be directed west on Park Meadows Drive, then to South Quebec Street.  Motorists will then head north on South Quebec Street to East County Line Road to reconnect with Acres Green Drive.  This detour is approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Southbound C-470 detour – Monday, Dec. 4 to Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    To detour around this closure, motorists will be directed to take C-470 east to South Yosemite, then south to Park Meadows Drive.  They will then head west on Park Meadows Drive to Acres Green Drive.  This detour is approximately 2.19 miles.
  • Northbound C-470 detour – Monday, Dec. 4 to Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    To detour around this closure, motorists will be directed to take C-470 west to South Yosemite, then north on South Yosemite to Parkway Drive.  Motorists will then take Parkway Drive east to Acres Green Drive.  This detour is approximately 1.5 miles.

 

Project Background

The $276 million C-470 Express Lanes project will increase mobility and user choice along 12.5 miles between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard. In the westbound direction, two additional Express Lanes will be built from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard and one additional Express Lane from Colorado Boulevard to Wadsworth. In the eastbound direction, one additional Express Lane will be constructed along the length of the project between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

The project also includes full reconstruction of existing pavement, the addition of auxiliary lanes at selected locations, on- and off-ramp improvements, realignment of substandard curves, widening of existing bridges, replacing the bridges over the South Platte River, the installation of tolling equipment and new C-470 trail underpasses at Colorado and Quebec. When complete, the C-470 Express Lanes motorists will have the option to use the Express Lanes for a faster, more reliable commute, or the free general purpose lanes. Completion is scheduled for spring 2019.

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