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Full Closure of Federal Boulevard from 67th Avenue to 70th Avenue

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DENVER—From 9 p.m. Friday, April 28 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, CDOT will close Federal Boulevard between 67th Avenue and 70th Avenue. The closure, which allows crews to complete bridge waterproofing and paving operations, is part of the Federal Boulevard and 69th Bridge Replacement project.

Detour Routes

  • Northbound Federal Boulevard
    Take eastbound 64th Avenue to northbound Pecos Street to westbound 72ndAvenue to rejoin northbound Federal Boulevard.
  • Southbound Federal Boulevard
    Take eastbound 72nd Avenue to southbound Pecos Street to westbound 64thAvenue to rejoin southbound Federal Boulevard.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured to the east sidewalk.

Alternate routes are advised and delays are expected. All work is weather dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.

Impacts to RTD

  • Bus Route 31 will detour passengers from 67th Avenue to board at 65th Avenue during the closure.
  • Passengers wanting to continue to the US 36 and Sheridan Station are directed to board at the Westminster Station.
  • Passengers continuing northbound to Front Range Community College are directed to board on Federal Blvd at 72nd Avenue.
  • Passengers continuing southbound are directed to board in the Westminster Station.

RTD buses and pick-up locations may be rerouted. For the most up to date information on bus route changes, view alerts on the RTD website.

Background

The Federal Boulevard and 69th Bridge Replacement over BNSF & RTD Railroad will replace the existing structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge and reconstruct one half mile of roadway from West 67th Avenue to West 70th Avenue. Extensive earthwork and retaining walls are required at the bridge approaches. 

Completion of this project will result in a wider bridge, eliminating the existing pinch point and allowing 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 safety and mobility. 

Raised medians will be added to separate traffic and aesthetic enhancements will include a raised median planter with the Westminster city logo and future sculptures. Further benefits include added lighting for Federal Boulevard and Little Dry Creek pedestrian trail, as well as a new signal at 69th Avenue to access the future RTD Eagle-P3 commuter rail boarding station. 

The City of Westminster has been an important partner in the planning and development of this project, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2017.

CDOT and the contractor team, lead by Hamon Infrastructure, would like to remind motorists to Slow for the Cone Zone. Fines will be doubled within the work zone. 

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