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Overnight full off-ramp closures on US 6: I-25 to Perry Street project

June 21, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado

 DENVER COUNTY — Overnight work is expected to occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Sunday night, June 23 to Wednesday morning, June 26 on the north and southbound off-ramps from I-25 to westbound US Highway (US) 6 in Denver.

Work will include installing overhead signage, removing pavement marking, and restriping pavement on the off-ramps at mile point (MP) 284.4. The overnight closures are required to ensure the safety of motorists and crews during the project. The goal of this work is to reduce traffic congestion in this heavily traveled area.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Full closure of the off-ramps from I-25 to westbound US 6 during overnight work. Detours are as follows:

  • Southbound I-25 motorists should use Alameda Avenue as an alternate exit and connect back with US 6 via Federal Boulevard.
  • Northbound I-25 motorists should still use US 6 as an exit but will be directed to eastbound US 6 where they can turn around at Santa Fe Drive to 7thAvenue to Kalamath Street and get onto westbound US 6.
  • A single lane closure on westbound US 6 from I-25 to Perry Street will also be in place.
  • Ramp closures will be lifted after working hours.
  • Speeds will be reduced to 45 MPH during guardrail replacement operations.
  • There will be a 12-foot width restriction on vehicles 24/7 through the project zone.

Detour Map

BACKGROUND

Specific work on this project will include replacing guardrail on US 6 from I-25 and extend approximately 1.1 miles to Perry Street in Denver County. This project will also replace signage and complete final striping in the area. Work is expected to end in early July 2019.

Regular work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Overnight work will occur as necessary.

Jalisco International, Inc. of Commerce City, CO is the prime contractor on this $477,794 project.

 Project Location Map

PROJECT INFORMATION

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 303.317.2112, email the team at [email protected], or visit the US 6 Improvements website. Information about weekly lane closures is available at https://www.codot.gov/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. For information regarding CDOT projects statewide, log on to www.codot.gov. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

 

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

 

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

 

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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