Eastbound I-70 at Washington Street closing overnight for 3 days

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DENVER — Eastbound Interstate 70 at the Washington Street bridge will be closed overnight for three days this week as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s plan to fix aging infrastructure.

The closures will happen from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

It’s one of nine bridges being repaired in the Denver metro area. CDOT says the goal is to improve safety for drivers and reduce wear and tear on vehicles.

Crews are doing bridge bearings, abutments and rail repairs as well as sandblasting, painting and sealing.

It will cost $1.4 million to fix all nine bridges. The project started in February and will wrap up in November.

Traffic is being rerouted off I-70 around the bridge.

However, the schedule could change due to weather, the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

CDOT says drivers should follow these detours:

  • Eastbound I-70 traffic will be detoured onto the off-ramp to bypass the closure and access the highway from the on ramp after Washington Street.
  • Northbound Washington Street traffic will follow Brighton Boulevard, continue on 44th Street and East 47th Avenue.
  • Southbound Washington Street traffic will follow East 47th Avenue toward 44th Street and Brighton Boulevard.
  • Semitrucks headed southbound on Washington Street will be detoured onto westbound I-70, exit at Pecos Street, back on eastbound I-70 and reach Washington Street.

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