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Eastbound U.S. 6 closed Wednesday night at Garrison

December 29, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Eastbound US 6 will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 30, beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m. Thursday.

LAKEWOOD – As part of the US 6 over Garrison Street bridge replacement project, eastbound US 6 will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 30, beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m. Thursday for the placement of new girders over Garrison Street.

Eastbound US 6 drivers will be directed to exit at Garrison Street and continue through the intersection to re-enter eastbound US 6. Garrison Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m.Thursday. Westbound lanes on US 6 will remain open but motorists should allow additional time for travel in the area. These closures will cause delays and alternate routes are advised. Dates are subject to change due to weather and updates will be provided as needed.

Background

The replacement of the existing and 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 early 2016.

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.

Stay Informed

Updated information regarding traffic impacts is available by calling the project hotline at 720-315-5806, emailing[email protected], or visiting the website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/us6overgarrison

 For information on other projects, visit http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm, call 511 or download the CDOT mobile app. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.cotrip.org and click on the cell-phone icon in the center of the page.

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