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Full Closure of Federal this Weekend

March 28, 2016 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - WESTMINSTER – Northbound and southbound Federal Boulevard (U.S. 287) will be closed between 67th and 69th avenues, beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, and continuing until 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, for the setting of bridge girders.

DETOUR ROUTE

Northbound: 64th Avenue east to Pecos Street, north on Pecos Street, west on 72nd Avenue to Federal.

Southbound: Above listed route in reverse.  See attached map for more information.  Pedestrian are advised to use other routes due to safety concerns through the construction zone.  RTD buses and pick up locations may be rerouted. For up to date information on bus route changes, please check: www.rtd-denver.com

CDOT and prime contractor, Hamon Infrastructure, reminds drivers to Slow for the Cone Zone.  Fines for violations will be doubled within the work zone.

Background

The Federal Boulevard/69th Bridge Replacement Project over the BNSF Railroad & RTD’s Northwest Rail Line is replacing a structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge.  It also is reconstructing a ½ mile segment of roadway between 67th and 70th avenues and adding retaining walls at the bridge approaches.

When complete, the new bridge will provide a wider roadway, eliminate an existing pinch point and allow for two additional through lanes over the bridge. ADA curb ramps will be added for handicap access and new wider sidewalks on each side of Federal Boulevard will improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility. Raised medians also will be added to separate traffic.  Aesthetic enhancements include an elevated median planter with the Westminster city logo that will also allow for future sculptures.  Additional benefits include new lighting along Federal and along the Little Dry Creek pedestrian trail, and a new signal at 69th Avenue to enhance access to the future RTD Eagle-P3 commuter rail station.

The City of Westminster has been key in the planning and development of this $12 million project.  It is scheduled for completion in winter 2017.  

Stay Informed

Updated information regarding traffic impacts is available by calling the project hotline at 720-737-5123 or visiting the website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/federal-69thbridge

For information on other projects, visit http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm, or call 511. To receive other 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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