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Full overnight closure of US 6 coming Saturday, May 30

May 29, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Crews will construct new pedestrian bridge connecting Barnum North and South parks.

DENVER – On Saturday, May 30, crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)’s US 6 Bridges Design Build Project will construct a new pedestrian bridge over US 6 that will connect Barnum North and South parks. The bridge will cross over US 6 between Federal Boulevard and Knox Court.

To complete this work, crews will close US 6 between Federal Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday and reopen it by 7 a.m. Sunday. Westbound US 6 will close at Federal Boulevard and eastbound US 6 will close at Sheridan Boulevard.

“The pedestrian bridge will be a great benefit to the public,” said Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “When it opens this summer, it will provide a new and lasting connection between these parks that will bring this community even closer together.”

With additional work needed after the pedestrian bridge is in place, Sullivan anticipates it will open to the public in July.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

  • Westbound US 6 traffic will exit at Federal Boulevard, then go south to Alameda Avenue or north to Colfax Avenue, then go west to Sheridan Boulevard and use the Sheridan Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US 6.
  • Eastbound US 6 traffic will exit at Sheridan Boulevard, then go south to Alameda Avenue or north to Colfax Avenue, then go east to Federal Boulevard and use the Federal Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 6.
  • Regional traffic should consider alternate routes around the closure, including I-70, US 285 and C-470. 

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.

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