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NOTICE!

Central 70 Project demolition work is tentatively scheduled to occur February 28 - March 1, 2020 along the I-70 bridge at Brighton Blvd. Information about hotel, meal, and transportation options is provided to eligible residents (see map) by Kiewit door-to-door and via mailers.

DDPHE will be monitoring the work at different times throughout each night to ensure compliance with the noise ordinance.

Residents can call the Central 70 24-hour hotline at 1-833-270-4636 for questions or to report complaints in English and Spanish. Questions for DDPHE can be sent to phicomments@denvergov.org for response during business hours.  

¡Aviso!

Los trabajos de demolición del proyecto Central 70 están programados tentativamente para ocurrir del 28 de febrero hasta el 1 de marzo 2020 a lo largo del puente I-70 sobre Brighton Blvd. Información sobre las opciones de hotel, comida y transporte han sido compartidos por Kiewit con los residentes elegibles (vea el mapa) a través de notificaciones por correos y notificaciones dadas de puerta a puerta.

DDPHE estará monitoreando el trabajo en diferentes momentos cada noche para asegurar que Kiewit está cumpliendo con la ordenanza de ruido.

Los residentes pueden llamar a la línea directa en inglés y español de Central 70 las 24 horas al 1-833-270-4636 si tienen preguntas o para reportar quejas. Preguntas para DDPHE se pueden enviar a phicomments@denvergov.org y recibirán respuesta durante el horario comercial.   

Board Approves Noise Variance Request for Work
on Central 70 Project

            Dozens offer commentary on the unprecedented project and its impacts

After a five–hour hearing, Denver’s Board of Public Health & Environment voted to extend a noise variance request by Kiewit Infrastructure Company for nighttime and weekend work on portions of the Central 70 Project running through Denver for another 12-months.

The Board ruled Thursday night that the variance be approved with Department of Public Health & Environment’s (DDPHE) recommendations, and a shortened timeframe of 12-months versus Kiewit’s request for the variance to continue through the completion of the Central 70 Project, which is estimated to be complete in late 2022.

DDPHE will focus on balancing compliance by the contractor with best practices and public health standards.

Residents who spoke out against the variance raised concerns about vibrations associated with construction, which were recognized by the board. DDPHE committed to exploring these concerns. Currently, Denver city ordinance does not directly address vibrations.

The Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), in partnership with the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), committed to a transparent and public process that allowed for meaningful community engagement. That engagement yielded strong feedback which DDPHE listened to and seriously considered, and many of the community’s suggestions were either already included in the department’s recommendations or added to them.

DDPHE will uphold the decision of the Board while holding the petitioner accountable to all criteria of the approval. DDPHE and NDCC pledge an open-door policy with the community and intend to continuously monitor and communicate about construction activities to ensure the work is done within the standards and criteria set forth in the ruling.

DDPHE appreciates the service of the Board and extends our gratitude to the community members and to the Denver City Council members and staff who participated in the process.

Kiewit is reconstructing a 10-mile stretch of I-70 to widen it and add express toll lanes between I-25 and Chambers Road. It’s expected to conclude December 2022.

The current variance expires September 6.

For more information on hearings before the Board of Public Health & Environment, please view the Board’s Rules Governing Hearings.

View the Board's final written order here.


Background

On September 6, 2018, the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment Board ruled that the initial variance for this work be approved with the recommendations provided by DDPHE and an amended duration of 12 months (instead of the 52-month timeframe being requested). As part of the approval of the variance, DDPHE agreed to monitor noise levels in the construction area and provide monthly updates to the Board on the project. 

You can view the original noise variance request for the Central 70 Project considered by the Board in September 2018 and other associated documents here.


 
Monthly Nighttime Noise Variance Monitoring Updates

Inspection Hours

Summer Hours (April through October):

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 

Winter Hours (November through March):

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 
Contact the Public Health Inspections Division

101 W Colfax Ave., 8th Floor 
Denver, CO 80202 
720-913-1311
Fax: 720-865-5534 
phicomments@denvergov.org


Need to file a complaint?

Complaints can be filed with the Public Health Investigations Division for issues related to :

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  • Lead Poisoning
  • Child Care 
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An investigator will follow up with you to let you know the outcome of the investigation.

Please note that most complaints, as well as other inspection records and reports we generate, are considered public records.


To report child abuse or neglect:

Please call 720-944-3000 to be connected to the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. 

 
 

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