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Nightly closures of I-25 at US 6 slated for June 17-20

June 13, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – Over the nights of Tuesday, June 17, through Friday, June 20, crews will set girders on the US 6 bridge over I-25.

This work will require nightly closures of southbound I-25 and reduce northbound I-25 to one lane of travel near 6th Avenue. The southbound closure will go into effect at 10 p.m. each night; however, crews will begin closing lanes on I-25 at 8 p.m., so motorists should expect delays when traveling through this area. I-25 will reopen each morning by 5 a.m.

“We are excited to be able to get these bridge girders in place on the US 6 bridge over I-25,” says Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “This is perhaps the most visible bridge within the project corridor and continuing to progress at this aggressive pace means we can minimize impacts to the traveling public as much as possible.”

Southbound I-25 traffic will be directed to go west on US 6 to Federal Boulevard then south on Federal to 5th Avenue to enter eastbound US 6 and reconnect with southbound I-25. There could also be delays along eastbound US 6 near I-25 with additional traffic following this detour route.

Northbound I-25 will remain open, but traffic will be reduced to one lane of travel before being shifted into the southbound lanes to pass under the US 6 bridge.

Regional through traffic should avoid this area if possible by using C-470, I-225 and I-70 as potential alternatives.

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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