The US Federal Highway Administration has completed the $50m I-70 / Central Park Boulevard Interchange in Denver.

The project includes a new bridge that crosses I-70 and provides a link between the Stapleton area and major interstates I-70 and I-270.

The project also involves the construction of a 12ft sidewalk on both sides of the interchange, pedestrian walkways across the bridge and ramp intersections at both ends to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The project was funded by $12m from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and $8.5m in additional federal grants, and the remaining $30m came from the Better Denver Bond Program.

Construction of the project was started more than a year ago. The interchange is expected to serve an estimated 18,000 commuters, which could double by 2035.