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Travel Alert: 44th Avenue access closed east of Wadsworth from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10

Major construction activity is underway at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection. Starting at 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, direct access to and from 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be temporarily closed for five days through Friday, Feb 10 at 7 p.m. Since construction activities are highly dependent on weather conditions this time of year, this schedule is subject to change.

This safety closure is necessary while the contractor team places the new storm sewer system across 44th Avenue in a large trench more than 15 feet below ground. Detouring traffic away from the east leg of the intersection will save several weeks of phased traffic restrictions and access modifications.

Concrete Works will work extended hours to accomplish the work as quickly as possible. As construction moves from north to south across the intersection, priority will be given to reopening the southbound Wadsworth left turn to eastbound 44th Avenue as soon as possible.

Wadsworth and 44th Avenue west of Wadsworth will remain open during construction. 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be closed only in the immediate area of Wadsworth. Business access and all side streets will remain open from the east. The signed detour route for 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth is 38th Avenue to either Pierce Street or Harlan Street.

During the temporary closure, frequent progress updates will be posted on this page. All work is weather-dependent. Any schedule changes will be post on message boards approaching the work zone.

Detour map for 44th Avenue access closure east of Wadsworth, use 38th

Project Progress Highlights

February 2023 - If winter weather conditions cooperate, February will be a very busy month! Storm sewer installation is underway at the north end of the corridor. Crews are installing manholes, inlets, and pipeline along northbound Wadsworth near 44th Avenue.

Reconstructing the intersection of Wadsworth and 44th Avenue is a major part of the Wadsworth Improvement Project. Once utility relocations are out of the way, the contractor will start constructing surface improvements for the continuous flow intersection (CFI). Detailed information regarding traffic impacts at Wadsworth/44th Avenue are posted above and under the Weekly Updates section below.

In the coming weeks, concrete paving will resume along northbound Wadsworth. Periodic side street closures and temporary access modifications are necessary while paving equipment moves from north to south.

At the south end of the project, street light installation is on-going along northbound Wadsworth.

The project is in the process of replacing old infrastructure – some dating back to the 1950s! The corridor is undergoing a major overhaul and your continued patience traveling through the work zone is appreciated.

Project schedule and phasing

Project Overview

This project includes modernizing and improving Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70 with efficient and safe intersection designs, safer entrances and exits for vehicles accessing businesses, a continuous sidewalk on the west, and a bike/pedestrian path on the east side of Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to the Clear Creek Trail.

The current project is primarily between 41st Avenue north to I-70. Several improvements between 41st Avenue and 35th Avenue are included. The project will construct a new safe and efficient intersection at 44th Avenue called a continuous flow intersection (CFI). The CFI makes the best use of land for maximum traffic flow, while prioritizing safety. The current project is expected to be complete in summer 2024.

Rendering of the 44th Avenue continuous flow intersection (CFI)

Current project overview map (below):


Project Background Video


Travel Alert: 44th Avenue access closed east of Wadsworth from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10

Major construction activity is underway at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection. Starting at 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, direct access to and from 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be temporarily closed for five days through Friday, Feb 10 at 7 p.m. Since construction activities are highly dependent on weather conditions this time of year, this schedule is subject to change.

This safety closure is necessary while the contractor team places the new storm sewer system across 44th Avenue in a large trench more than 15 feet below ground. Detouring traffic away from the east leg of the intersection will save several weeks of phased traffic restrictions and access modifications.

Concrete Works will work extended hours to accomplish the work as quickly as possible. As construction moves from north to south across the intersection, priority will be given to reopening the southbound Wadsworth left turn to eastbound 44th Avenue as soon as possible.

Wadsworth and 44th Avenue west of Wadsworth will remain open during construction. 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be closed only in the immediate area of Wadsworth. Business access and all side streets will remain open from the east. The signed detour route for 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth is 38th Avenue to either Pierce Street or Harlan Street.

During the temporary closure, frequent progress updates will be posted on this page. All work is weather-dependent. Any schedule changes will be post on message boards approaching the work zone.

Detour map for 44th Avenue access closure east of Wadsworth, use 38th

Project Progress Highlights

February 2023 - If winter weather conditions cooperate, February will be a very busy month! Storm sewer installation is underway at the north end of the corridor. Crews are installing manholes, inlets, and pipeline along northbound Wadsworth near 44th Avenue.

Reconstructing the intersection of Wadsworth and 44th Avenue is a major part of the Wadsworth Improvement Project. Once utility relocations are out of the way, the contractor will start constructing surface improvements for the continuous flow intersection (CFI). Detailed information regarding traffic impacts at Wadsworth/44th Avenue are posted above and under the Weekly Updates section below.

In the coming weeks, concrete paving will resume along northbound Wadsworth. Periodic side street closures and temporary access modifications are necessary while paving equipment moves from north to south.

At the south end of the project, street light installation is on-going along northbound Wadsworth.

The project is in the process of replacing old infrastructure – some dating back to the 1950s! The corridor is undergoing a major overhaul and your continued patience traveling through the work zone is appreciated.

Project schedule and phasing

Project Overview

This project includes modernizing and improving Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to I-70 with efficient and safe intersection designs, safer entrances and exits for vehicles accessing businesses, a continuous sidewalk on the west, and a bike/pedestrian path on the east side of Wadsworth from 35th Avenue to the Clear Creek Trail.

The current project is primarily between 41st Avenue north to I-70. Several improvements between 41st Avenue and 35th Avenue are included. The project will construct a new safe and efficient intersection at 44th Avenue called a continuous flow intersection (CFI). The CFI makes the best use of land for maximum traffic flow, while prioritizing safety. The current project is expected to be complete in summer 2024.

Rendering of the 44th Avenue continuous flow intersection (CFI)

Current project overview map (below):


Project Background Video


  • TRAVEL ALERT: 44th Avenue access closed east of Wadsworth from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10

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    Major construction activity is underway at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection. Starting at 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, direct access to and from 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be temporarily closed for five days through Friday, Feb 10 at 7 p.m. Since construction activities are highly dependent on weather conditions this time of year, this schedule is subject to change.

    This safety closure is necessary while the contractor team places the new storm sewer system across 44th Avenue in a large trench more than 15 feet below ground. Detouring traffic away from the east leg of the intersection will save several weeks of phased traffic restrictions and access modifications.

    Wadsworth and 44th Avenue west of Wadsworth will remain open during construction. 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be closed only in the immediate area of Wadsworth. Business access and all side streets will remain open from the east. The signed detour route for 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth is 38th Avenue to either Pierce Street or Harlan Street.

    Questions or concerns? Hotline 303-390-0878 or email WadsworthProject@ci.wheatridge.co.us


  • For the week of Feb. 6, 2023

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    Major construction activity is underway at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection. Starting at 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, direct access to and from 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be temporarily closed for five days through Friday, Feb 10 at 7 p.m. Since construction activities are highly dependent on weather conditions this time of year, this schedule is subject to change.

    Wadsworth and 44th Avenue west of Wadsworth will remain open during construction. 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth will be closed only in the immediate area of Wadsworth. Business access and all side streets will remain open from the east. The signed detour route for 44th Avenue east of Wadsworth is 38th Avenue to either Pierce Street or Harlan Street.

    More information is available under the Traffic Alert announcement above.

    All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

    Questions or concerns? Hotline 303-390-0878 or email WadsworthProject@ci.wheatridge.co.us

  • For the week of Jan. 30, 2023

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    Major construction activity is underway at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection by a private utility company. A large underground utility vault and other obstructions need to be removed prior to placing the new storm sewer system. One lane is closed on eastbound 44th Avenue near Wadsworth. Drivers should expect delays, lane closures, and traffic shifts on northbound Wadsworth and 44th Avenue for several weeks. More information will follow on the work schedule and traffic impacts at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection as the work progresses this week.

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    Updates for 2/3/2023:

    Intermittent southbound Wadsworth single lane closures are planned for pothole repairs.

    The northbound Wadsworth right lane near 44th Avenue will remain closed through this evening’s commute due to private utility work occurring in the area. The northbound right lane is expected to reopen later this evening. Work will continue over the weekend while crews finish removing underground utility obstructions before planned storm sewer installation next week.

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    All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

    Questions or concerns? Hotline 303-390-0878 or email WadsworthProject@ci.wheatridge.co.us

  • For the week of Jan. 23, 2023

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    Storm sewer work along northbound Wadsworth has progressed south of 45th Avenue. Starting Wednesday, one lane will close on eastbound 44th near Wadsworth to accommodate private utility work. Starting Jan. 30, increased construction activity is expected at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection to remove a large underground utility vault and other obstructions prior to placing the new storm sewer system.

    Drivers should expect lane closures and traffic shifts on northbound Wadsworth and 44th Avenue for several weeks. More information will follow on the work schedule and traffic impacts at the Wadsworth/44th Avenue intersection.

    All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.

    Questions or concerns? Hotline 303-390-0878 or email WadsworthProject@ci.wheatridge.co.us

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