News

Bridge Deck Pour to Close Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue Tonight

June 28, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, June 28th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue to pour concrete for the new bridge deck on the southern portion of the 6th Avenue bridge over Sheridan Boulevard.

To complete the deck pour, the following lane closures will be in place, weather permitting:

  • Northbound and Southbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue: The right lane on southbound Sheridan Boulevard will be closed at 6th Avenue at 8 p.m. with all lanes of northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard closing at 10 p.m.  All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Friday. Northbound Detour: Motorists on northbound Sheridan Boulevard will be directed onto eastbound 6th Avenue then to Federal Boulevard. Take Federal Boulevard north to westbound 6th Avenue and back to Sheridan Boulevard. Southbound Detour: Motorists on southbound Sheridan Boulevard will be directed onto westbound 6th Avenue then to Wadsworth Boulevard. Take Wadsworth Boulevard south to eastbound 6th Avenue and back to Sheridan Boulevard.

Major delays are possible on Sheridan Boulevard and on 6th Avenue and alternate routes are strongly advised.  Motorists can take either Wadsworth Boulevard or Federal Boulevard to Colfax Avenue to avoid the construction zone.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

This work is part of a project that replaces the 6th Avenue bridge over Sheridan Boulevard.  The original bridge was constructed in 1961 and is one of Colorado’s poor bridges. The new bridge will accommodate wider sidewalks under the bridge along Sheridan Boulevard and at the four pedestrian islands.  The medians north and south of the bridge will be modified to increase left turn storage capacity which will help with the flow of traffic on Sheridan Boulevard.

Edward Kraemer and Sons Inc. is the contractor for this $11.5 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of August 2013. The project is being funded by the Colorado Bridge Enterprise, which uses a small portion of vehicle registration fees to repair or replace poor bridges.

For more information about the project, visit the project website at http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/us6sheridanbridge.

Colorado: The Official State Web Portal