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Full Closure of C-470 and Erickson Blvd., January 3 and 4

Information courtesy of CDOT

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A full closure of eastbound and westbound C-470 between Santa Fe and Lucent, and northbound and southbound Erickson Blvd. between Plaza Drive and County Line Road is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 4, 2018.  Work  on C-470 will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Erickson closures will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Full closures are necessary for the safety of the public and workers during bridge girder installation and maintenance operations such as restriping and equipment mobilization.

Suggested detours:

  • Traffic will be detoured off eastbound C-470 to Santa Fe Drive to eastbound County Line Road and back onto C-470 at Lucent.
  • Westbound C-470 traffic will be detoured off C-470 at Lucent Blvd. to westbound County Line Road to Santa Fe Drive and back onto westbound C-470.
  • Northbound Erickson Blvd. will use Plaza Drive to Lucent to County Line Road.
  • Southbound Erickson Blvd. will use County Line Road to Lucent to Plaza Drive.

Follow detour signs accordingly.

*Construction activities are weather dependent and schedule is subject to change.


For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 303-347-0507, email the team at, or visit the project website and sign up for updates at For updates on travel conditions, visit, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at

The $276 million C-470 Express Lanes project will increase mobility and user choice along 12.5 miles between I-25 and Wadsworth Blvd. in the westbound direction, two additional Express Lanes will be built from I-25 to Colorado Blvd. and one additional Express Lane from Colorado Blvd. to Wadsworth in the eastbound direction, one additional Express Lane will be constructed along the length of the project between I-25 and Wadsworth Blvd.  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, motorists will have the option to use the Express Lanes on C-470 for a faster, more reliable commute in exchange for paying a toll, or drive the general purpose lanes for free.  Completion is scheduled for late 2019.

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