After 15 years of study and planning, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) broke ground on the Central 70 Project Aug. 3, at the I-270 and I-70 interchange. Central 70 is CDOT’s largest project ever; delivering the first safety and capacity improvements to this stretch of I-70 since the highway was constructed in the early 1960s.
The Central 70 Project will improve safety, mobility and community connections along one of Colorado’s most congested interstate corridors. The 10-mile project includes removing the 54-year old viaduct, lowering a section of I-70 below grade and constructing a four-acre park over the interstate. One new Express Lane in each direction will be added between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road. Construction is expected to take four years to complete. Central 70 is the first of three CDOT Express Lanes projects expected to break ground this year.
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