Overnight ramp closures planned for US 6 project this weekend

July 30, 2015 - Central Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Several short-term closures planned for coming weeks as US 6 project pushes for fall finish

DENVER – Both the eastbound US 6 off-ramp to Federal Boulevard and the eastbound US 6 off-ramp to northbound and southbound I-25 will be closed overnight Sunday, Aug. 2, while crews shift traffic lanes. Both ramps are scheduled to close at 8 p.m. Sunday and re-open by 5 a.m. Monday.

While the eastbound Federal off-ramp is closed, crews will shift the ramp lanes to the inside, or north, so they will align with the permanent on-ramp on the other side of the interchange when traffic is moved onto it the weekend of Aug. 7. Closing the eastbound US 6 off-ramp to I-25 will allow crews to straighten out the curved lane configuration that has been in place for several months to facilitate construction activities.

For both ramp closures, eastbound US 6 drivers will be directed to continue east to Osage Street and re-enter US 6 going west to access northbound I-25, southbound I-25 or Federal Boulevard.

This weekend’s overnight ramp closures mark the start of the final push to substantially complete the US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project this fall. In the coming weeks, there will be various closures on the east end of the project corridor as crews work to finish work on Federal Boulevard and complete the critical connection between I-25 and 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. Kraemer North America, the primary contractor, is on schedule to complete the project by October 2015 – 20 months after initial construction impacts and nearly one year ahead of CDOT’s originally estimated timeframe for the project. 

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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