The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound Interstate 70 for a traffic shift in Denver this weekend.
the traffic shift will close eastbound I-70 between Washington Street and Interstate 270 from Friday, July 15 at 10 p.m. to Monday, July 18 at 5 a.m.
CDOT crews will prepare the road for the first of two traffic shifts to happen over the next few months.
The first shift will move all three lanes of eastbound I-70, between Brighton and Colorado Boulevards, south into their new and permanent alignment by Monday.
Westbound I-70 traffic will stay in its temporary alignment as crews work to remove the barrier that once separated east and westbound traffic in the future westbound lanes.
CDOT said by this fall, after four years of construction, the Central 70 Project will reach substantial completion as all lanes along the 10-mile stretch will be in final alignment.