Denver to Begin Rehabilitation of 48th Avenue Viaduct

Published on April 12, 2021

48th Avenue Bridge Improvement Project location map

The Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will begin a rehabilitation project on the 48th Avenue Viaduct in Northwest Denver, which serves as an important connection between the Globeville, Sunnyside and Chaffee Park neighborhoods. The improvements will extend the life of the bridge, which was originally built in the late 1970’s and spans over several rail lines. 

Tonight, crews will remove asphalt from the top side of the bridge, which will require an overnight closure starting at 8:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Detour signs will be posted to direct drivers around the bridge. 

The rehabilitation project is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2021, weather permitting. Throughout the project, people can expect single-lane closures near the bridge. Flaggers will direct vehicle traffic to a single travel lane that will remain open over the bridge. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with occasional work overnight and on weekends. 

The public’s patience and cooperation during construction are greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.