Project Overview

The US 6 Bridges Design‐Build Project includes improvements along US 6 from approximately Knox Court on the west through the existing US 6 bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks just east of I‐25.

The project includes the following:

  • Replacing six existing bridges and building six new bridges
  • Building new ramp structures to accommodate traffic exiting and entering US 6 while minimizing traffic weave movements
  • Constructing a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over US 6 to connect Barnum Park North with Barnum Park South
  • Improving mobility through the I‐25/US 6 interchange
  • Replacing impacted facilities in Barnum Park East

The Federal Highway Administration, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), City and County of Denver and the Colorado Bridge Enterprise are all providing funding for this project, which will cost an estimated $98 million. Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc. is delivering the project with the assistance of their lead design consultant Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig.

Roadwork began in February 2014 and the project is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2015. This anticipated completion timeframe is nearly one year ahead of CDOT’s original completion deadline.