In this photo, you can see the new southbound US 85 bridge being built over C-470. Upcoming closures at this interchange will allow crews to pour the concrete deck on top of the concrete bridge beams pictured here. Construction to improve mobility at this interchange is part of the US 85 widening project.
Give yourself extra time to drive C-470 or US 85 (Santa Fe Drive) in Highlands Ranch overnight Tuesday, June 20. Several detours will be in place around the interchange of C-470 and US 85 from 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, until 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 21.
These closures, originally scheduled for June 13 but rescheduled due to weather conditions, are necessary for driver and worker safety during overhead bridge work. During these closures, crews will pour the concrete bridge surface to form a portion of a new US 85 bridge over C-470. The work is a key milestone in the project to widen US 85 from Highlands Ranch Parkway to just north of C-470 and improve traffic flow at several intersections, including this interchange.
Please take an alternate route or plan extra time. Pay close attention to posted speed limits and signage. Watch for crews.
Here are the planned detours:
If weather conditions do not allow this work to take place as scheduled, crews will conduct this work at a later date.
Please watch for crews, heed the speed limit, and avoid distracted driving in the work zone.
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In partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Federal Highway Administration, Highlands Ranch Metro District, and Chatfield Basin developers, Douglas County is improving safety and mobility along US 85 from Highlands Ranch Parkway to just north of C-470.
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For more information about the upcoming work and to stay updated on construction impacts, please visit our website, douglas.co.us/us-85-construction.
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