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Full overnight closure of US 6 tonight

June 15, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Crews will pour the bridge deck on new pedestrian bridge connecting Barnum North and South parks.

DENVER – On Monday, June 15, crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)’s US 6 Bridges Design Build Project will pour the deck on a new pedestrian bridge over US 6 connecting Barnum North and South parks. The bridge was constructed and set in place May 30 and crosses 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. Monday and reopen it by 5 a.m.Tuesday. Sequentially, eastbound US 6 will close first and at Sheridan Boulevard, with westbound US 6 closing shortly thereafter at Federal Boulevard.

“This is a critical step to opening up this bridge,” said Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “It’s on schedule to open in the next few weeks, bringing a brand new connection between Barnum North and South parks for the community.”

In addition to this work Monday night, crews will also close 5th Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving operations.

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.
  • 5th Avenue traffic can use 2nd Avenue or 7th Avenue to get from Federal Boulevard to Bryant Street, or from Bryant Street to Federal Boulevard.
  • 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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