Nighttime construction may slow up I-70 this week in Denver
Some fairly serious construction is happening east of Denver on Interstate 70 this week.
The big one:
All eastbound lanes of the highway will be closed between Central Park Boulevard and Peoria Street on the night of Thursday, Nov. 17.
The shutdown will happen in phases: A single lane will close at 7 p.m., two lanes will be closed as of 9 p.m., three lanes as of 11 p.m., and the entire eastbound side will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m.
A detour will send drivers off the highway at exit 279, north on Central Park Boulevard, east on 47th Avenue and south along Peoria Street to get back on I-70.
The ramp from eastbound I-70 to Havana Street will be closed twice this week. It will be shut down on the nights of Monday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 17, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Detours will be in place, with more information available from CDOT.
This is all part of a $25 million project to replace the bridge that takes I-70 over Havana Street. CDOT promises to keep two lanes open in either direction during the busiest travel hours.