Pipe Installation to Close Northbound Sheridan Boulevard Over the Union Pacific Railroad This Week

June 5, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - ARVADA – Tuesday, June 5th through Thursday, June 7th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound Sheridan Boulevard between Ralston Road and 60th Avenue for storm sewer pipe installation near the Union Pacific Railroad.

The full closure will take place each night from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., weather permitting.

Major delays are possible on Sheridan Boulevard and alternate routes are strongly advised.  Motorists can take either Wadsworth Boulevard or Federal Boulevard 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.”

In addition to this week’s night work, a single lane of northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard between Ralston Road and 60th Avenue will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of the project to accommodate the demolition and reconstruction of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad which is near I-76.  The original bridge was constructed in 1966 and is one of Colorado’s poor bridges.

Zak Dirt Inc. is the contractor for this $7 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of June 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.