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US 6 Bridges Project Construction Kick Off Delayed Until Feb. 14

February 4, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Weather Forecast Impacts Major Roadwork For One Week

DENVER – Major work on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project, scheduled to begin Friday, February 7 is being postponed until Friday, Feb. 14 due to weather forecasts calling for adverse conditions this upcoming weekend that would impact construction.

Weather permitting, the contractor will begin work with a full weekend closure of US 6 from I-25 to Sheridan Boulevard starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

While US 6 is closed, through traffic should avoid the area by using US 285, I-70 or C-470 while local traffic can use Alameda or Colfax avenues.

During the weekend closure, crews will work day and night to take down the Knox Court Bridge, remove a portion of the Federal Boulevard Bridge and relocate an overhead power line; activities that would each require separate highway closures. Crews will also remove about 7,000 feet of center median barrier and put temporary barrier in place to shift traffic to the south side of the highway. It would take about 20 nights to do this work if it weren’t done during this weekend closure.

When the highway reopens Feb. 17, travel lanes will be narrowed and shifted to the south, so motorists should drive with care. The following closures will also still be in place:

  • The Knox Court Bridge over US 6 will be closed for about three months for reconstruction.
  • The Lowell Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 6 and the westbound US 6 off-ramp to Lowell will be closed for about three months while this bridge is rebuilt.
  • The Bryant Street on and off-ramps will be closed for about one year to build the collector-distributor roads on both sides of US 6.
  • The Federal Boulevard Bridge over US 6 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction and the eastbound US 6 off-ramp to Federal Boulevard will be reduced to one lane.

All construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change. For updated project information, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/US6Bridges, call 720-881-5540 or email [email protected]

The US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project involves improvements along 6th Avenue from approximately Knox Court on the west through the BNSF railroad track bridge just east of I-25.  The project, which was part of the I-25 Valley Highway FEIS completed in 2006, includes building new bridges over Bryant Street, the South Platte River, BNSF railroad tracks, I-25, and over US 6 at Federal Boulevard and Knox Court, as well as improvements to Barnum Parks and a realigned off-ramp from northbound I-25 to westbound US 6.

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