About the Project
Commerce City is working with the City & County of Denver, Denver International Airport and the E-470 Public Highway Authority to build the much-anticipated on-ramp from Tower Road to westbound Peña Boulevard.
The project also involves rebuilding the existing off-ramp from westbound Peña onto Tower and widening Tower Road to four lanes from the Commerce City-Denver border (E. 80th Avenue) to just south of the Tower-Peña interchange. The widening in this project picks up where Commerce City’s recently completed widening project left off, making Tower Road four lanes wide from E. 104th Avenue all the way to Interstate 70.
No full closures are expected during the project, but drivers on both Tower Road and westbound Peña Boulevard may encounter periodic delays, lane closures and traffic shifts during construction.
Tower Road: As of Monday, June 25, traffic in both directions is traveling on the new pavement on the east side of the roadway throughout the project area. Construction on Tower Road has moved to the west side of the roadway to build the new southbound lanes. Please use caution when driving through the project area, be alert for changing conditions and obey posted speed limits.
Peña Boulevard: The rebuilt off-ramp from westbound Peña to Tower Road opened Saturday, May 12. The rebuilt ramp runs closer to Peña Boulevard to align with the new westbound on-ramp that will soon be constructed. The new intersection and traffic signal where the ramp meets Tower Road is now located south of the previous intersection.
Construction Began: January 2018
Expected Completion: Late 2018
Total Project Budget: $12.1 million (split between Denver, E-470 and Commerce City)
Designers: Core Consultants/Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
Contractor: Castle Rock Construction Company, LLC
Project Fact Sheet (English and Spanish)
- Rebuilding/realigning westbound Peña off-ramp (plus demolition of existing ramp) - COMPLETE
- Widening northbound lanes of Tower Road - COMPLETE
- Widening Peña Boulevard bridge over Second Creek for new on-ramp
- Construction of new on-ramp to westbound Peña Boulevard
- Widening southbound lanes of Tower Road
- Center medians, final striping and signage, topsoil/seeding, etc.
The project became a reality through a series of intergovernmental agreements between Commerce City, E-470 and the City & County of Denver, along with approvals from Denver International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration. These long-standing agreements allow Commerce City to oversee design and construction of the project, with E-470 contributing the cost of on-ramp construction and Denver paying for the Tower Road widening portion. Denver will also handle maintenance for the new infrastructure being built, since the entire project takes place inside Denver city limits.
If you have questions or would like to know more about the project, please call 303-C3-WORKS (303-239-6757).