Central 70 Project expects closures this weekend
As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, motorists should expect two closures starting Friday. These closures will include a full weekend closure of Interstate 70 from Steele/Vasquez to I-270 and a permanent closure of the westbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele/Vasquez. In addition, traffic will shift slightly west for motorists traveling southbound on Colorado Boulevard at I-70.
These closures are required to accommodate the demolition of a portion of the old Colorado Boulevard bridge and continued construction of the lowered section.
Eastbound and Westbound I-70 full closure between Steele/Vasquez and I-270 - 10 p.m., June 26 to 5 a.m., June 29
Motorists on westbound I-70 will be detoured north on I-270 to I-76 west and will continue south onto I-25 to I-70.
Motorists on eastbound I-70 will be detoured north on I-25 to I-76 east and will continue south on I-270 to I-70.
Westbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele/Vasquez permanent closure - begins as early as June 26
This ramp does not exist in the final alignment of the Central 70 Project and will, therefore, not be rebuilt. However, the Central 70 team is building a new 46th North Avenue to provide greater connectivity between Steele Street and Colorado Boulevard. Starting Monday, motorists will exit westbound I-70 at Colorado Boulevard and travel across Colorado Boulevard to 46th North Avenue to Steele Street.
Denver’s favorite street art festival returns September 14th - 20th
This year’s CRUSH will welcome 100 artists for 40 murals and activations in its first round of selected artists. “It’s all about collaboration this year, and we have organized several artist teams,” said CRUSH WALLS founder Robin Munro.
With things in constant flux, the CRUSH WALLS committee and the Art District are making decisions daily with event partner Two Parts to brainstorm ways to continue the event this year. While most events are being canceled citywide, the District has considered all options. “Artists just want to create during these difficult times,” said Munro. “Several artists have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and it’s important that we try our best to keep one of their creative outlets and income streams going.”
In Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak), I determined that, without intervention, the United States faces a potentially protracted economic recovery with persistently high unemployment if labor supply outpaces labor demand. Consequently, I suspended, for a period of 60 days, the entry of aliens as immigrants, subject to certain exceptions.
Gov. Polis announced Brigadier General Laura Clellan as Colorado’s new Adjutant General and Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Clellan replaces General Michael Loh, who was appointed to lead the Air National Guard. “We are thrilled to have Brigadier General Laura Clellan serving in this position,” said Governor Jared Polis. “Her incredible experience and lifelong dedication to service makes her just the right person to lead the Colorado National Guard and our Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The Colorado National Guard has played a critical role in supporting our state’s response to COVID-19, and I know that Laura is prepared to hit the ground running on the COVID response and in making Colorado the best state for veterans to live.”
Mayor Michael B. Hancock today celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reverse the move by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “The Supreme Court has spoken and has stopped the President from ending the DACA program and deporting thousands of young people who have known no other country but the United States of America.