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Federal Boulevard Closed from 67th Avenue to 70th Avenue May 19-22

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WESTMINSTER—From 9 p.m. Friday, May 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 22, crews will close Federal Boulevard between 67th and 70th avenues as they waterproof and pave the bridge over the BNSF railway.

All work is weather dependent. Should weather impede the closure, it will be completed from 9 p.m. June 2 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 5.

Pedestrians and bicyclists will have access through the construction site. Alternate routes are advised for all motor vehicles, and delays should be expected. RTD buses and pick-up locations may be rerouted. For the most up-to-date information on bus route changes, view alerts on rtd-denver.com.

Detour Routes

  • Drivers on northbound Federal Boulevard: Take eastbound 64th Avenue to northbound Pecos Street to westbound 72nd Avenue to rejoin northbound Federal Boulevard.
  • Drivers on southbound Federal Boulevard: Take eastbound 72nd Avenue to southbound Pecos Street to westbound 64th Avenue to rejoin southbound Federal Boulevard.

Background

Crews on the Federal Boulevard and 69th Bridge Replacement over BNSF & RTD rail lines 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.

This project will result in:

  • a wider bridge, eliminating the existing pinch point and allowing for two additional through lanes over the bridge.
  • the addition of Americans with Disabilities Act- (ADA) compliant curb ramps, and new, wider sidewalks on each side of Federal Boulevard that will improve pedestrian safety and mobility.
  • the addition of raised medians 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 the 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 mid-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.

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