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US 6 to close overnight at Federal Boulevard Wednesday, March 4

March 3, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Girder placement on Federal bridge over US 6 requires full closure.

DENVER – Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) US 6 Bridges Design Build Project are preparing to set girders on the Federal Boulevard bridge over US 6. As a result, they will implement a full closure of US 6 at the Federal Boulevard bridge on Wednesday, March 4, from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

“This work marks significant progress in the completion of the final portion of the new Federal Boulevard bridge over US 6,” said Kevin Sullivan, CDOT Project Director. “It’s the latest step for our project, which is on-schedule for completion in fall 2015.”

Crews will begin closing lanes on US 6 at about 7 p.m. in preparation for this full closure. There will also be various lane closures overnight in each direction on Federal Boulevard to accommodate girder placement. These will occur from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. as needed.

Drivers should also watch for various lane closures on I-25 near the US 6 interchange Wednesday night for drainage operations in the median. This work will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., with all lanes open in time for the morning rush hour.

With the recent downturn in weather, drivers are encouraged to remain alert, pay careful attention and always drive distraction-free when navigating the project corridor.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:

  • US 6 detour: Traffic will detour using the Federal on and off-ramps.

PROJECT INFORMATION: The $98 million US 6 Bridges Design-Build Project will replace six obsolete bridges on US 6 between Knox Court and I-25, improve traffic movements in the I-25 and US 6 interchange and enhance driver safety by eliminating several traffic weave movements along US 6 between Federal Boulevard and I-25. Substantial project completion is planned for fall 2015. 

For updated project information, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/US6Bridges, call 720-881-5540 or email [email protected].

During construction, commuters might want to consider alternative modes of transportation to help ease the impacts of the project. This could include using the Regional Transportation District’s West Rail Line or bus service or taking advantage of carpool/vanpool options. For information on RTD services, call 303-299-6000. For carpool and vanpool information, call 303-458-7665.

To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available at www.cotrip.org, downloading the CDOT Mobile app or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot

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