Federal Boulevard to close at 5th Avenue from May 9-12

May 5, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Beginning the night of Friday, May 9, both directions of Federal Boulevard will be closed at 5th Avenue for intersection reconstruction as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s ongoing US 6 Bridges Design Build Project.

The intersection will close at 9 p.m. on Friday night and reopen by 5:30 a.m. Monday morning, May 12.

“Doing this work over one weekend will allow the project team to complete work that would otherwise take at least several weeks and require multiple closures,” says Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “This will significantly speed up the construction schedule and minimize these particular impacts to one weekend only.”

During the weekend closure, crews will:

  • Remove the existing asphalt and concrete paving
  • Remove existing curb & gutter, sidewalks and driveways
  • Install storm drains
  • Install new concrete paving, curb and gutter, sidewalks and driveways
  • Install new traffic signal components
  • Re-stripe Federal Boulevard through the intersection

Local business and neighborhood access will be maintained during this closure. To access eastbound US 6, motorists south of the closure can take 2nd Avenue to Bryant Street and go north to 5th Avenue. Motorists north of the closure can take 8th Avenue to Zuni Street and go south on

I-25 to reach eastbound US 6. Access to westbound US 6 will be maintained for motorists north of the closure. For those south of the closure trying to get to westbound US 6, take 2nd Avenue to Bryant Street and go north on Bryant and Canosa Court to 8th Avenue then take 8th Avenue west to Federal Boulevard.

Regional through traffic is advised avoid the area altogether and detour around the work if possible by using Alameda Avenue to the south and Colfax Avenue to the north.

The $98 million US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project will replace six obsolete bridges on US 6 between Knox Court and I-25, improve traffic movements in the I-25 and US 6 interchange and enhance driver safety by eliminating several traffic weave movements along US 6 between Federal Boulevard and I-25. Substantial project completion is planned for August 2015.

For updated project information, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/US6Bridges, call 720-881-5540 or email [email protected]

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