COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4)– Eastbound lanes of Interstate 270 are closed this weekend between York Street and Vasquez Boulevard for repairs.

Specifically, crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation will be working on bridge deck rehabilitation on that portion of I-270 from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

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Major delays are expected and alternate routes such as I-25 to I-70 are strongly advised.

“These repairs will help eliminate the excessive potholes and roadway damage we have had along this portion of I-270 recently,” said CDOT Project Engineer Bryan Kalliokoski. “We have already completed the majority of the work on four of the six bridge decks and will be completing the repairs on the other two bridge decks in the next several weeks.”

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In addition to the full closure, one lane of eastbound and westbound I-270 near Dahlia Street will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday to allow crews to continue with the bridge deck rehabilitation on the bridges over Dahlia Street.

The bridge rehabilitation consists of rotomilling the existing asphalt, removing and replacing deteriorated concrete, paving, and striping. In all, the project will rehabilitate six bridge decks on I-270 including:

  • Eastbound and westbound I-270 over Dahlia Street.
  • Eastbound I-270 over the Burlington Ditch, which is between York Street State Highway 265 (Brighton Road).
  • Eastbound I-270 over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
  • Eastbound I-270 over the South Platte River, which is near York Street.
  • Eastbound I-270 over State Highway 265.

To complete the work, there will be full closures of eastbound I-270 between York Street and Vasquez Boulevard and single lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-270 near Dahlia Street for approximately two more weekends.

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Structures, Inc. is the contractor for this $1.5 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of November 2011.