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Be Prepared For Major C-470 Traffic This Weekend

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According to the Colorado Department of Transportation Website, you can expect major traffic and delays this weekend along C-470.

  • Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 from 8pm-8am¬†westbound C-470 will be closed from Broadway to Santa Fe to replace damaged concrete panels.¬†Detour:¬†Exit Broadway westbound off-ramp. Turn right onto northbound Broadway, proceed north to County Line Rd. and turn left. Continue on County Line Rd. to Santa Fe Dr. Turn left onto southbound Santa Fe Dr., then turn right onto the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Friday, February 14 starting at 9pm until Monday, February 17 at 5:30am the westbound C-470 off-ramp to Wadsworth will have a single right lane closure in place. This closure is necessary to complete drainage activities on the off-ramp. There will be no detour as traffic will be able to access all directions of Wadsworth via the off-ramp during the single-lane closure.

To eliminate more than 20 extended nighttime closures and additional construction for detour routes, CDOT will conduct a weekend-long single lane closure on eastbound C-470 between University Blvd. and Quebec St. to replaced damaged concrete panels.

Conducting full and single lane closures will remove the need for additional nighttime closures to create detour routes for motorists to maintain full access during paving operations. This will decrease confusion for the traveling public while increasing safety for motorists and construction crews.

 

Former South Metro assistant fire chief to be honored in memorial service Friday

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DENVER ‚ÄĒ A former assistant chief of operations with South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) who died from a job-related cancer earlier this week will be laid to rest following a public memorial service Friday.

Chief Troy Jackson passed away Monday at age 51 from adenoid cystic carcinoma, which he had battled since 2013. He leaves behind his wife Lori, daughter Carley and son Covey.

Jackson helped change SMFR’s policy on cleaning and decontaminating dirty gear after fires. A memorial service on Friday will honor his life and contributions in protecting the community.

The service, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Denver First Church, located at 3800 E. Hampden Ave.

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Funeral, procession to be held Friday in Littleton for fallen Summit County firefighter

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The Latest C-470 Lane Closure Updates

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Notice of Extended Closure:

To eliminate the need for more than 20 nights of full closures, CDOT will conduct an extended right lane closure on the Quebec St. on-ramp to westbound C-470. The left lane of the on-ramp will remain open.

This closure will begin on Friday, December 13 at 8am and will continue through Wednesday, December 18 at 5:30am.

The closure is necessary to tie in the new permanent concrete pavement on the ramp to the existing concrete on Quebec St. It will allow crews to safely complete paving operations while allowing the traveling public to maintain usage of the ramp.

For your own safety and for the safety of our crews, watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting mainline C-470, obey all posted signage in construction zones and avoid distracted driving, especially in the work zone. Your safety and the safety of our crews is our highest priority.

Upcoming Lane Closures:

  • Sunday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 10 through Thursday, December 12 from 9:30pm to 5:30am¬†eastbound C-470 will be closed from Wadsworth to Santa Fe to install a permanent overhead variable message board.¬†Detour:¬†Exit Wadsworth Blvd eastbound off-ramp. Turn left onto northbound Wadsworth Blvd., proceed north to Ken Caryl Ave. and turn right. Continue on Ken Caryl until the road becomes Mineral Ave. Take Mineral Ave. east to Santa Fe Dr. Turn right onto southbound Santa Fe, then continue south to the eastbound C-470 on-ramp flyover.
  • Tuesday, December 10 from 10pm to 5:30am¬†eastbound C-470 will be closed from Quebec St. to I-25/E-470 for permanent striping operations in support of project completion.¬†Detour:¬†EB C-470 to SB and NB I-25:¬†Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec St., to County Line Rd., and turn right onto County Line Rd. to the northbound/southbound I-25 on-ramps.¬†EB C-470 to NB E-470:¬†Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec St. to County Line Rd., and turn right. Take County Line to Inverness Pkwy. Take Inverness Pkwy, to Jamaica St., and turn left onto Jamaica St. to the northbound E-470 on-ramp.
  • Sunday, December 8 through Tuesday, December 10 from 10pm to 5:30am¬†southbound/northbound I-25 and southbound E-470 ramps to westbound C-470 closed for wall construction, paving operations and barrier installation.¬†Detour: SB E-470 to WB C-470:¬†Take southbound E-470 to southbound I-25 and exit onto Lincoln Ave. west. Continue on Lincoln Ave. west to Yosemite St. and turn right. Take Yosemite St. north to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.¬†SB I-25 to WB C-470:¬†Take southbound I-25 and exit onto Lincoln Ave. west. Continue on Lincoln Ave. west to Yosemite St. and turn right. Take Yosemite St. north to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.¬†NB I-25 to WB C-470:¬†Take northbound I-25 and exit onto County Line Rd. west. Continue on County Line Rd. west to Yosemite St. and turn left. Take Yosemite St. south to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Wednesday December 11 and Thursday, December 12 from 10pm to 5:30am and Saturday, December 14 from 12am to 8am¬†eastbound C-470 ramps to northbound E-470 and northbound I-25 will be closed to install drainage pipe, perform grading and paving activities.¬†Detour:¬†Take the eastbound C-470 ramp to southbound I-25. Exit onto Lincoln Ave., turn left and continue back onto northbound I-25. Take northbound I-25 to northbound E-470.
  • Wednesday, December 11, Thursday, December 12 and Sunday, December 15 from 10pm to 5am and Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 from 11pm to 7am¬†southbound I-25 closed at County Line Rd.¬†Detour:¬†Southbound I-25 traffic will exit at County Line Rd. and continue through the signal to the southbound I-25 on-ramp. E-470 and C-470 traffic will continue on southbound I-25 to Lincoln Ave. Take Lincoln Ave. eastbound and continue back onto northbound I-25 to westbound C-470 and northbound E-470.

This Weeks C-470 Lane Closures

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High Line Canal Trail Underpass Closure

This closure will be in effect 24/7 beginning Monday, November 4 at 9:00 am and continuing 24/7 through Friday, November 22 at 5:00 am.

This closure will allow crews to complete trail construction at the box culvert under C-470.

Northbound High Line Canal Trail underpass Detour: Take Plaza Dr. west to Erickson Blvd. and turn right. Continue to County Line Rd. and turn right. Proceed on County Line Rd. to Promo Rd. and turn right. Take Primo Rd. to High Line Canal Trail and proceed north. Southbound High Line Canal Trail underpass detour: Take Primo Rd. north to County Line Rd. and turn left. Proceed on County Line Rd. to Erickson Blvd. and turn left. Take Erickson Blvd. to Plaza Dr., turn left onto Plaza Dr. and continue to the High Line Canal Trail south.

Upcoming Lane Closures:

  • Sunday, November 17 and Monday, November 18 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Eastbound C-470 ramps to northbound E-470 and 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 to northbound E-470
  • Sunday, November 17 through Thursday, November 21 from 10:00 pm¬†to 5:30 am.¬†Southbound
    I-25, northbound I-25 and southbound E-470 to westbound C-470. Southbound E-470 and southbound I-25 to westbound C-470 detour: Take southbound  I-25, exit on Lincoln Ave. and turn right. Take Lincoln Ave. to Yosemite St., turn right. Take Yosemite St. to westbound C-470  on-ramp. Northbound I-25 to westbound C-470 detour: Take northbound I-25, exit onto County Line Rd. west. Continue on County Line Rd. to Yosemite St. and turn left. Take Yosemite St. to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Friday, November 22 from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.¬†Eastbound¬†C-470 Kipling to Wadsworth.¬†Detour:¬†Exit Kipling Pkwy. eastbound off-ramp. Turn left onto northbound Kipling Pkwy., proceed north to Chatfield Ave. and turn right. Continue on Chatfield Ave. for 1.5 miles to Wadsworth Blvd., turn right and continue to the eastbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Sunday, November 17 and Sunday, November 24 from 12:00 am to 8:00 am.¬†Southbound I-25 ramp to northbound E-470 and westbound C-470.¬†Detour:¬†Take southbound I-25 to Lincoln. Ave. eastbound. Continue back onto northbound I-25 to westbound C-470 and northbound E-470.
  • Tuesday, November 19 through Thursday, November 21 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am. Eastbound
    C-470 full freeway closure Quebec to I-25/E-470. Eastbound C-470 to southbound and northbound I-25 detour: Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec St. to County Line Rd. Turn right on County Line Rd. back to northbound/southbound I-25 on-ramps. Eastbound
    C-470 to northbound E-470 detour:
     Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec St. to County Line Rd. and turn right. Take County Line Rd. to Inverness Pkwy. Take Inverness Pkwy. to Jamaica St. and turn left onto Jamaica St. to the northbound E-470 on-ramp.

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This Week’s C-470 Lane Closures- 10/13

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C-470 Bikeway Trail

Access will be restricted to the C-470 Bikeway Trail on the east side of Colorado Blvd. allowing crews to tie-in the new portion of the trail to the existing trail. All trail users must connect to the trail on the west side of Colorado Blvd. Construction and barrier placement have been completed under Colorado Blvd. and will open on September 30 allowing trail users to use this underpass as access to the east side of Colorado Blvd.
This closure will be in effect 24/7 beginning the morning of September 30 and continue for approximately four weeks.

 24/7 Extended Closure

  • Beginning Friday, October 11 at 10:00 pm, reopening Monday, October 14 at 5:30 am.¬†Eastbound C-470 ramp to northbound I-25.¬†Detour:¬†Take eastbound C-470 to northbound E-470 to the Peoria St. exit. Take Peoria St. to southbound E-470 and continue onto northbound I-25. No tolls will be charged using this Peoria St. detour.

    24/7 Extended Closure

  • Beginning Friday, October 18 at 10:00 pm, reopening Monday, October 21 at 5:30 am.¬†Northbound I-25 ramp to westbound C-470.¬†Detour:¬†Take northbound I-25 to northbound E-470 to Peoria St. exit. Take Peoria St. to southbound E-470 and continue onto westbound C-470.¬†No tolls will be charged using this Peoria St. detour.

    Upcoming Lane Closures:

  • Sunday, October 13 from 12:00 am to 5:30 am and Monday, October 14 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Eastbound C-470 ramps to northbound E-470 and 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 to northbound E-470
  • Sunday, October 13 from 12:00 am to 5:30 am and Saturday, October 19 from 12:00 am to 8:00 am.¬†Southbound I-25 ramp to northbound E-470 and westbound C-470.¬†Detour:¬†Take southbound I-25 to Lincoln Ave. Take eastbound Lincoln Ave. to northbound I-25, continue to westbound C-470 and northbound E-470.
  • Monday, October 14 from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.¬†Westbound C-470 Quebec to Lucent.¬†Detour:¬†Exit Quebec westbound off-ramp. Turn right onto Quebec St. proceed to County Line Rd. and turn left. Continue on County Line Rod. to Lucent Blvd. turn left and continue to westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Southbound I-25, northbound I-25 and southbound E-470 to westbound C-470.¬†Southbound E-470 to westbound C-470 detour:¬†Take southbound E-470 to southbound I-25, exit onto Lincoln Ave., west. Take Lincoln Ave. to Yosemite St., turn right. Take Yosemite St. to westbound C-470¬† on-ramp.¬†Southbound I-25 to westbound C-470 detour:¬†Take southbound I-25, exit onto Lincoln Ave., west. Take Lincoln Ave. to Yosemite St., turn right. Take Yosemite St. to westbound C-470 on-ramp.¬†Northbound I-25 to westbound C-470 detour:¬†Take northbound I-25, exit onto County Line Rd. west. Continue on County Line Rd. to Yosemite St. and turn left. Take Yosemite St. to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Nightly, Tuesday, October 15 to Thursday, October 17 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Eastbound C-470 full freeway closure Quebec St. to I-25/E-470.¬†Eastbound C-470 to southbound and northbound I-25 detour:¬†Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp. Turn left onto Quebec St., to County Line Rd., turn right onto County Line Rd. to northbound/southbound I-25 ramps.¬†Eastbound C-470 to southbound and northbound E-470 detour:¬†Take eastbound C-470 to the Quebec St. off-ramp, turn left onto Quebec St. continue to County Line Rd. and turn right. Take County Line Rd. to Inverness Pkwy to Jamaica St. Turn left onto Jamaica St. to northbound E-470 on-ramp.
  • Friday, October 18 from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm.¬†Westbound C-470 Platte Canyon on-and off-ramps.Westbound Platte Canyon Road off-ramp detour:¬†Continue on westbound C-470 to the Wadsworth Blvd. exit. Turn right onto northbound Wadsworth Blvd. turn right onto Chatfield Ave., continue until Chatfield Ave. turns into Platte Canyon Rd.¬†Northbound Platte Canyon Road to westbound on-ramp from detour:¬†Continue north on Platte Canyon Rd. to Ken Caryl Ave. turn left on Ken Caryl Ave. to Wadsworth Blvd. and turn left. Continue south on Wadsworth Blvd. to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.¬†Southbound Platte Canyon Road to westbound on-ramp from detour:¬†Continue south on Platte Canyon Rd. until the road becomes Chatfield Ave. Continue west on Chatfield Ave. to Wadsworth Blvd. turn left on Wadsworth Blvd. to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.¬†Westbound¬†C-470 Santa Fe to Wadsworth.¬†Detour:¬†Exit westbound C-470 at Santa Fe, turn right and proceed to Mineral Ave. Turn left onto Mineral Ave. which becomes Ken Caryl. Continue on Ken Caryl to Wadsworth, turn left onto Wadsworth and continue to westbound C-470.
  • Saturday, October 19 from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.¬†Eastbound¬†C-470 Wadsworth to Santa Fe.¬†Detour:¬†Exit eastbound C-470 at Wadsworth turn left onto Wadsworth Boulevard. Continue on Wadsworth to Ken Caryl and turn right. Ken Caryl will become¬† Mineral Ave. Continue on Mineral to Santa Fe. Turn right onto Santa Fe and continue to the eastbound C-470 flyover on-ramp.

This Week’s C-470 Lane Closures- 10/6/19

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C-470 Bikeway Trail

Access will be restricted to the C-470 Bikeway Trail on the east side of Colorado Blvd. allowing crews to  tie-in the new portion of the trail to the existing trail. All trail users must connect to the trail on the west side of Colorado Blvd. Construction and barrier placement has been completed under Colordao Blvd. and will open on September 30 allowing trail users to use this underpass as access to the east side  of Colorado Blvd.
This closure will be in effect 24/7 beginning the morning of September 30 and continue for approximately four weeks.

Upcoming Lane Closures:.

  • Monday, October 7 through Thursday, October 10 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am and Saturday, October 12 from 12:00 am to 8:00 am.¬†Southbound I-25, northbound I-25 and southbound E-470 to westbound C-470.¬†Southbound E-470 to westbound C-470 detour:¬†Take southbound E-470 to southbound I-25, exit onto Lincoln Ave., west. Take Lincoln Ave. to Yosemite St., turn right. Take Yosemite St. to westbound C-470¬† on-ramp.¬†Southbound I-25 to westbound C-470 detour:¬†Take southbound I-25, exit onto Lincoln Ave., west. Take Lincoln Ave. to Yosemite St., turn right. Take Yosemite St. to westbound C-470 on-ramp.¬†Northbound I-25 to westbound C-470 detour:¬†Take northbound I-25, exit onto County Line Rd. west. Continue on County Line Rd. to Yosemite St. and turn left. Take Yosemite St. to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Sunday, October 6, and Monday, October 7 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Eastbound C-470 ramps to northbound E-470 and 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 to northbound E-470
  • Sunday, September 29 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Southbound I-25 ramp to northbound E-470 and westbound C-470.¬†Detour:¬†Take southbound I-25 to Lincoln Ave. Take eastbound Lincoln Ave. to northbound I-25, continue to westbound C-470 and northbound E-470.
  • Tuesday, October 8 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Eastbound C-470 full freeway closure University Blvd. to Quebec St.¬†Detour:¬†Exit University Blvd. eastbound off-ramp, turn left onto morthbound University and proceed to County Line Rd., turn right. Continue east on County Line Rd. to Quebec St. Turn right onto southbound Quebec St. then left onto eastbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Tuesday, October 10 from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am.¬†Eastbound C-470 full freeway closure Lucent Blvd. to University Blvd.¬†Detour:¬†Exit Lucent Blvd. eastbound off-ramp, turn left onto Lucent Blvd. north, proceed to County Line Rd., turn right. Continue on County Line Rd. to University Blvd., turn left onto eastbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Extended Ramp Closure 24/7
    Friday, October 11 beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing through Monday, October 14 at 5:30 a.m. 
    Full closure of the eastbound C-470 ramp to northbound I-25. Detour: Take eastbound C-470 to northbound E-470 to Peoria St. exit. Take Peoria St. to southbound E-470 and continue onto northbound I-25. No tolls will be charged during the full closure.
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