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Westbound US 6 to close overnight at Federal Boulevard for paving and striping

December 15, 2014 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Snow prevented crews from finishing critical work following bridge demolition.

DENVER – Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) US 6 Bridges Design Build Project will close westbound US 6 at Federal Boulevard on Monday, Dec. 15, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for paving and striping operations on the highway.

“We were able to demolish the bridge this weekend as planned,” said Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “With the cold temperatures and snow on Sunday however, our crews were unable to complete the final paving and striping operations under the bridge as needed to put the finishing touches on the weekend.”

During this work, westbound US 6 will close at Federal Boulevard, while eastbound US 6 will remain completely open. Also, the southbound I-25 off-ramp to westbound US 6 will close to prevent backups on westbound US 6.

Signage will be posted in the area with further details.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

  • Westbound US 6 traffic coming from northbound I-25 or out of downtown Denver will detour at the westbound US 6 off and on-ramps at Federal Boulevard. NOTE: Once US 6 reopens in the morning, westbound traffic coming out of downtown Denver will once again be unable to exit at Federal Boulevard for safety purposes.
  • Motorists wanting to take the southbound I-25 off-ramp to westbound US 6 should take Alameda Avenue or 8th Avenue west to access Federal Boulevard, then use Federal Boulevard to merge onto westbound US 6.

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].

During construction, commuters might want to consider alternative modes of transportation to help ease the impacts of the project. This could include using the Regional Transportation District’s West Rail Line or bus service or taking advantage of carpool/vanpool options. For information on RTD services, call 303-299-6000. For carpool and vanpool information, call 303-458-7665.

To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available at www.cotrip.org, downloading the CDOT Mobile app or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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