Knox Court Bridge on US 6 Girders Set in One Night

April 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Last Saturday, April 12, crews set girders for the new Knox Court bridge over US 6. A full closure of US 6 from Federal Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard was implemented overnight for this work to be completed.

As part of the US 6 Bridges Design Build Project, a $98 million project, six bridges in total will be replaced. The Knox Court Bridge, which is scheduled to be reopened in mid-May will be the first bridge completed as part of this project. Crews are excited to check off this bridge and move forward with other aspects of the project. In addition to the six bridges, The project is also improving traffic movements in the I-25 and US 6 interchange and enhancing driver safety by eliminating several traffic weave movements along US 6 between Federal Boulevard and I-25.

“The work our crews were able to perform in one night with one closure was great for both the project and for the traveling public as it eliminated the need for additional closures in this area to complete this work. On Tuesday, April 22 crews will be doing the deck pour for the Knox Court bridge and we are excited to reopen this bridge in the very near future.” Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director.

This video shows the work that was done that night.

Crews will not be performing and major work for this project this weekend from Friday night through Sunday evening. No additional traffic impacts will be in place.

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. Substantial project completion is planned for fall 2015.