Traffic Shifts and Closure of Westbound US 6 over Garrison Street

April 14, 2015 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 – As part of the replacement of the structurally deficient bridge on US 6 over Garrison Street, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will require multiple traffic shifts to place traffic on a temporary bridge structure.

On Thursday, April 16, starting at 5 a.m., traffic on eastbound US 6 will shift south onto the temporary bridge structure. Early next week, westbound US 6 traffic will shift onto the existing eastbound lanes.

This traffic configuration over the temporary bridge structure will last until late-May. Also starting on Friday, April 17 through Monday, April 20, one lane in each direction of US 6 will be closed. Two lanes will remain open in each direction, but delays could occur over the weekend.

Following these shifts, demolition of the northern lanes of the bridge will begin. On Tuesday April 21, starting at9pm until 5:30am, the westbound lanes on US 6 will be closed during bridge demolition. A detour route will be available from westbound US 6 to Wadsworth, north to Colfax Avenue, and then west to Kipling Street. The westbound exit at Garrison Street will be closed during this time. Eastbound traffic on US 6 will remain open.

All local businesses remain open during the construction project and access will be provided. Three lanes will be maintained in each direction of US 6 during peak hours.

About the Project

The $15 million replacement of the existing structurally deficient bridge along US 6 over Garrison Street started in January 2015 and will be completed in five phases. Three of the phases are for bridge demolition and reconstruction. In each phase, a section of the existing bridge will be demolished while a section of the new bridge is constructed. Three lanes in each direction on US 6 will be maintained at peak travel times throughout the project, but a series of shifts in the lanes will accompany each phase. Intermittent night work will result in lane closures.

The construction project will provide greater vertical sight distance on US 6, improve drainage, widen lanes on both US6 and Garrison Street and improve sidewalks, signals, bike lanes, aesthetics and lighting under the bridge. The City of Lakewood has been an important partner in the planning and development of this project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2015.

CDOT and the contractor team, led by Hamon Infrastructure, would like to remind motorists to slow down in the construction area. Fines will be doubled within the work zone.