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Southbound Federal Boulevard to close overnight tomorrow

March 12, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Storm sewer relocation, bridge girder placement highlight busy weekend of work.

DENVER – Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) US 6 Bridges Design Build Project are preparing to relocate a storm sewer near the Federal Boulevard bridge over US 6. As a result, beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 13, southbound Federal Boulevard will close between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue. It will reopen by 7 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Northbound Federal Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane during these hours.

“The only way to complete this work safely is with this closure of southbound Federal Boulevard,” said Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “Doing this on a weekend night allows us to avoid the busy morning rush hour of a typical weekday.”

In addition to this work, on Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, crews will set girders on the US 6 bridge over the S. Platte River. This work will require various lane closures on eastbound US 6 each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

  • Southbound Federal traffic will take 8th Avenue to Knox Court to 1st Avenue to reconnect with southbound Federal.

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 fall 2015. 

For updated project information, visit http://www.codot.gov/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.codot.gov 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.codot.gov/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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