What: Eastbound C-470 ramp to northbound I-25 closures to perform striping activities as part of the C-470 Express Lanes project.
When: Monday, February 12 through Wednesday, February 14 from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Detour: Detour is approximately 3.39 miles long, see map.
Eastbound C-470 ramp to northbound I-25 detour: Take eastbound C-470 ramp to southbound I-25. Exit on Lincoln Ave., turn left and continue back onto northbound I-25.
Follow detour signs accordingly and go slow for the cone zone.
Construction activities are weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.
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, 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 2019.
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