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Week Of Special Interest 07/21/21
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By La Voz Staff
07/20/2021
Closure of westbound I-70 from I-270 to Colorado Blvd. rescheduled for July 30

As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, westbound Interstate 70 has been rescheduled to close between I-270 and Colorado Blvd. at 10 p.m., Friday, July 30, through 5 a.m., Monday, August 2, for final paving operations. This marks the last one-directional full weekend closure in the center segment between Colorado Blvd. and Quebec St..

Closing a stretch of I-70 to complete all of the paving over a weekend eliminates months of nightly lane closures. It also ensures the road will be smoother and safer, as there will be fewer seams in the asphalt.

The full weekend closure of eastbound I-70 the weekend of July 16 went well and traffic is now driving in its new, final configuration and will notice wider lanes and a smoother ride.

Come Monday, August 2, traffic will be in its final alignment in the center segment with some additional punch list items that crews will work to finish throughout the summer. By fall, crews will have completed eight miles of the 10-mile Project.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS:

Westbound I-70 from I-270 to Colorado Blvd. will be closed from 10 p.m., Friday, July 30, through 5 a.m., Monday, August 2.

This work is weather and site condition dependent and is subject to change. Follow the Project on Facebook at facebook.com/central70project for the latest information.

This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

Our Government

White House


Washington Declaration: The President of the United States and the Chancellor of Germany affirm their commitment to close bilateral cooperation in promoting peace, security, and prosperity around the world.

The foundation of our relationship is a shared commitment to democratic principles, values, and institutions. Together, we will uphold the rule of law, promote transparency and good governance, and support civil society and independent media. We will defend the rights and dignity of all individuals, and counter injustice and inequality wherever it occurs.

Colorado Governor

Governor Polis will honor Joe Ellis and the Denver Broncos with the Community Enrichment Award at the Mizel Institute Annual Event on September 1st, 2021 at Empower Field at Mile High. Joe Ellis is the president and CEO of the Denver Broncos Football Club. The Mizel Institute Community Enrichment Award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the community and worked to significantly enhance the lives of others.

Denver Mayor

When hundreds of people experiencing chronic homelessness were offered housing and provided the supportive services they needed to thrive, they remained housed and reduced their interactions with costly emergency services years into the program, according to a new independent analysis of Denver’s innovative Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond initiative (SIB).

Calling the program a “remarkable success,” the final evaluation report on the Denver SIB by Urban Institute researchers showed participants improved their well-being through increased access to and use of preventive healthcare to address their underlying diagnoses and decreased their use of costly emergency care.

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