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US 6: I-25 to Perry Street project to begin in June

June 6, 2019 - Metro Denver Colorado

DENVER COUNTY — On June 9, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin construction on US Highway (US) 6 from Interstate 25 (I-25) to Perry Street in Denver. Work on this project includes replacing guardrail, updating signage and restriping pavement on US 6. These safety improvements are part of the department’s Whole System — Whole Safety initiative.

Work will occur on US 6 between I-25 and Perry Street from mile points (MP) 283.3 to 284.4. In June, crews will begin guardrail and signage replacement and striping work on US 6. Work will begin at I-25 and extend westbound toward Perry Street.

Project Location Map

TRAVEL IMPACTS

  • Beginning in June, guardrail replacement on US 6 will require single lane closures. Work will occur on westbound US 6 between I-25 and Perry Street.
  • There will be a right lane closure on westbound US 6 in place 24/7 for approximately two weeks in the beginning of the project. The closure schedule is weather permitting.
  • 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.

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 July 2019.

Regular work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. No weekend work is anticipated. Overnight work may occur as necessary.

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

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 theUS 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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