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Various Lane Closures Expected on Sheridan Boulevard and 6th Avenue This Week for Bridge Work

January 7, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – This week, January 7 through January 11, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue as well as various lanes on eastbound and westbound 6th Avenue over Sheridan Boulevard for bridge and storm sewer work.

To complete the work, the following closures will be in place, weather permitting.

  • January 7 - Northbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue: All lanes of northbound Sheridan Boulevard will be closed from 10 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday for storm sewer construction.  Detour: Motorists on northbound Sheridan Boulevard will be directed onto eastbound 6th Avenue to Federal Boulevard then northbound on Federal Boulevard and back to westbound 6th Avenue where they can exit to northbound Sheridan Boulevard.
  • January 8 - Northbound and Southbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue: The right lane of northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard will be closed at 6th Avenue starting at 7 p.m. with all lanes closing at 10 p.m. for bridge deck construction.  All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following day. Detour: Motorists on northbound Sheridan Boulevard will be directed onto eastbound 6th Avenue to Federal Boulevard then northbound on Federal Boulevard and back to westbound 6th Avenue where they can exit to northbound Sheridan Boulevard.  Motorists on southbound Sheridan Boulevard will be directed onto westbound 6th Avenue then southbound on Wadsworth Boulevard back to eastbound 6th Avenue where they can exit to southbound Sheridan Boulevard.
  • January 8 - Eastbound and Westbound 6th Avenue over Sheridan Boulevard: The right lane of eastbound and westbound 6th Avenue at Sheridan Boulevard will be closed at 7:30 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. for bridge deck construction and light pole installation.  All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following day. Delay are expected on 6th Avenue.
  • January 9 - Westbound 6th Avenue Off Ramp to Sheridan Boulevard and Northbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue: The ramp from westbound 6th Avenue to Sheridan Boulevard will be completely closed from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and one lane of northbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue will be closed from 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. for storm sewer construction. Delays are possible and a ramp detour will be posted.
  • January 10 - Westbound 6th Avenue On Ramp from Sheridan Boulevard and Southbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue: The ramp from Sheridan Boulevard to westbound 6th Avenue will be completely closed from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. In addition the right lane of southbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for storm sewer construction.  Delays are possible and a ramp detour will be posted.

In addition to the bridge deck and storm work, motorists will encounter various daytime lane closures on Sheridan Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as single lane closures on 6th Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Major delays are possible on Sheridan Boulevard and on 6th Avenue and alternate routes are strongly advised.  Motorists can take either Wadsworth Boulevard or Federal Boulevard to Colfax Avenue to avoid the construction zone.

CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

This work is part of a project that replaces the 6th Avenue bridge over Sheridan Boulevard.  The original bridge was constructed in 1961 and is one of Colorado’s poor bridges. The new bridge will be wider to accommodate wider sidewalks under the bridge along Sheridan Boulevard and at the four pedestrian islands.  The medians north and south of the bridge will be modified to increase left turn storage capacity which will help with the flow of traffic on Sheridan Boulevard.

Edward Kraemer and Sons Inc. is the contractor for this $11.5 million project scheduled to be complete by the end of July 2013. The project is being funded by the Colorado Bridge Enterprise, which uses a small portion of vehicle registration fees to repair or replace poor bridges.

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