Overnight closure of southbound I-25 near US 6 coming August 1 and 2

August 1, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Additional Nighttime Closure Added Due to Multiple Motorist Incidents in Work Zone

DENVER – Overnight on Friday, August 1 AND Saturday, August 2, crews will shift traffic and rotomill southbound I-25 between US 6 and Santa Fe Drive as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) I-25 Gap Lane Project.

This work requires full overnight closures of southbound I-25 between US 6 and Alameda Avenue.

Friday night, a triple lane closure will be implemented at 10 p.m. with a full closure of Southbound I-25 put in place at midnight. The lanes will reopen Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Southbound traffic will be detoured to westbound US 6, to Federal Boulevard, south to 5th Avenue and east on US 6 back to southbound I-25.

Saturday night, a full closure will be implemented at 10 p.m. The roadway will reopen at 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

“While the closure on Saturday night was a planned closure to complete critical prep work prior to our weekend of full I-25 closures from August 8-11,”says Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “The rain this past week as well as multiple motorist incidents within our work zone on Thursday night delayed work, making this Friday night closure necessary.”

As crews prepare this area for next weekend’s I-25 Gap Lane Project it is crucial that work remains on schedule. In addition to the rain the metro area received this past week, on Thursday night three incidents occurred within the project work zone. Distracted and reckless driving on all roadways but especially within project work zones where cones, shifted lanes, heavy machinery and crews with little protection from the traveling public are all present is a danger to everyone. It is imperative to remind everyone that distracted and reckless driving costs lives and is dangerous to our crews and other motorists. When driving in work zones focus on the road and use caution. Remain aware of surroundings and other motorists as well as construction crews.

TRAVEL IMPACTS: From 10 p.m. to midnight, southbound I-25 traffic will divert west on US 6 to Federal Boulevard, then south on Federal to 5th Avenue to enter eastbound US 6 and reconnect with southbound

At midnight, the eastbound 5th Avenue on-ramp to eastbound US 6 will need to close, so at that time southbound Federal drivers will continue to Alameda, then go east on Alameda to reconnect with southbound I-25. Northbound Federal Boulevard drivers will continue to Colfax Avenue to access I-25. Also at midnight, crews will close the eastbound and westbound US 6 on-ramps to southbound I-25

The left two lanes on northbound I-25 will also be closed between Alameda Avenue and US 6 beginning at
9 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. Sunday.

CDOT encourages motorists to drive safely, courteously and distraction-free at all times, especially through all construction zones and during the overnight hours.

PROJECT INFORMATION: 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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