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Full closure of Federal Boulevard from 67th Avenue to 70th Avenue has been canceled

April 21, 2017 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - The full closure of Federal Boulevard between 67th and 70th Avenues that was scheduled for Friday, April 28, 9 p.m. to Sunday, April 30, 5 p.m. has been canceled due to rain in the forecast.

The full closure is necessary for bridge waterproofing, which cannot be applied in wet conditions, and paving. Due to potential wet weather conditions in the coming weeks, this work is tentatively scheduled for late May.

Background

The Federal Boulevard and 69th Bridge Replacement over BNSF & RTD Railroad project 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, led by Hamon Infrastructure, would like to remind motorists to Slow for the Cone Zone. Fines will be doubled within the work zone. 

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the information line at 720-737-5123, or visit the project website athttps://www.codot.gov/projects/federal-69thbridge. For information on travel conditions, visit www.COTrip.org, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Coloradodot.

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