US 6 east of Brush to close for one week starting Nov. 10

Travel Advisory

November 2, 2022 - Northeastern Colorado - Crews are replacing a timber bridge on US 6

Morgan County – The Colorado Department of Transportation and Lawrence Construction are replacing a timber bridge on US 6 (Mile Point 372.83) approximately one mile east of the Interstate 76/US 6 interchange.

Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, US 6 will be closed between I-76 and County Road U for one week to replace the bridge. US 6 is expected to reopen by the end of the day on Nov. 17.

Closure schedule information will be posted on message boards near the work zone and on the project web page. The signed detour uses I-76 (exits 92 and 95) and CR 33 to bypass the work zone.

Bridge Replacement East of Brush on US 6 detour map exit 92 to exit 95

Before and after the full closure, daily lane closures with flaggers alternating traffic are expected for road and bridge work. Pavement at the US 6 bridge approaches will be replaced, and outside shoulders will be widened to eight feet. Other project work includes new guardrail, drainage improvements, and upgraded signage and striping. Project completion is expected in late 2022 for the US 6 location.

The US 6 bridge is the fifth of 10 timber bridges throughout the region to be replaced. The project is in the second phase, which replaces two US 34 bridges in Washington County between Akron and Otis in addition to the US 6 bridge in Morgan County. Work on the US 34 bridges will begin this spring.

Project Background

Ten timber bridges throughout the region will be removed and replaced with concrete bridges or box culverts. Roadway pavement on the bridge approaches will be removed and replaced. Outside shoulders will be widened to eight feet across each bridge or box culvert. Other project work includes new guardrail, drainage improvements, access modifications, and upgraded signage and striping. Drivers should expect full roadway closures for each bridge replacement.

General work hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 .p.m. with occasional extended hours and weekend work. Construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change. Weekly updates are available on the project web page.

Stay Informed

For additional information about this project, contact the project team.

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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!

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