Safety

CDOT to Host Public Informational Meeting for Upcoming Safety and Mobility Project on US 6

September 6, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host an informational open house for an upcoming project on US 6 between Sheridan Boulevard and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway just east of I-25.

The meeting will be held at Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St., in Denver and will take place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“We strongly encourage residents and US 6 commuters to stop by anytime during the two-hour public meeting to learn more about the project, its benefits and the timeline,” said CDOT Project Engineer Kevin Sullivan.  “While construction will not begin until next year, it is important for the community to stay informed and engaged as this project will bring significant improvements to both US 6 and Federal Boulevard.”

The $110 million project consists of the following elements:

  • Replaces five bridges that are currently in poor condition
    • US 6 over Bryant Street
      US 6 over I-25
      Federal Boulevard over US 6
      US 6 over the South Platte River (just west of I-25)
      US over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad east of I-25
  • Reconstructs the US 6/Federal Boulevard interchange to improve safety and mobility and access to Bryant Street as well as from Federal Boulevard to eastbound US 6.
  • Reconstructs US 6 from Federal Boulevard to the BNSF Railroad bridge east of I-25 to eliminate the crossover movements from vehicles on eastbound US 6 entering and exiting onto Bryant Street and provide for wider shoulders.
  • Adds a new structure immediately east of I-25 under US 6 to separate traffic exiting northbound I-25 to westbound US 6.
  • Widens Federal Boulevard between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue to three through lanes in each direction.
  • Paves US 6 between Sheridan Boulevard and Knox Court.
  • Constructs a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over US 6 just to the west of Federal Boulevard to connect Barnum Park and Barnum North Park.

Currently, CDOT is in the process of selecting a design-build contractor for the project and will make a selection in early 2013. Construction is then scheduled to begin in the summer of 2013 and continue into the summer of 2016. The project is being funded with state and federal funds; the Colorado Bridge Enterprise, which uses a small portion of vehicle registration fees to repair or replace poor bridges; and the City of Denver.

For more information about the project, visit www.coloradodot.info/projects/US6Bridges.  To receive free email updates about the project, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell phone icon in the upper right corner. You can then subscribe to a variety of topics including “US 6- Sheridan to east of I-25.”  To send a question to the project team, send an email to [email protected].

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