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Overnight full closure of WB U.S. 6 on Sunday, Oct. 4

October 1, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – As part of U.S. 6 over Garrison Street bridge replacement project, westbound U.S. 6 will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. for the concrete deck pour on the future lanes of eastbound U.S. 6 over Garrison Street.

The westbound U.S. 6 on-ramp from Garrison Street will remain open. Garrison Street will be closed during construction from 9:00 p.m. to 5:0 0 a.m. Delays are expected and an alternate route is advised.

TRAVEL IMPACTS:
Westbound U.S. 6 closure - Sunday, Oct. 4, 10 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 5, 5 a.m.  To detour around this closure, westbound U.S. 6 traffic will use the off-ramp to southbound Wadsworth Boulevard, take westbound Alameda Avenue to northbound Kipling before returning to westbound U.S. 6.

BACKGROUND:
The replacement of the existing and structurally deficient bridge along U.S. 6 over Garrison Street started in January 2015 and will be completed in five phases. Three of the phases are for bridge demolition and reconstruction. In each phase, a section of the existing bridge will be demolished while a section of the new bridge is constructed. Three lanes in each direction on US 6 will be maintained at peak travel times throughout the project, but a series of shifts in the lanes will accompany each phase. Intermittent night work will result in lane closures.

The construction project will provide greater vertical sight distance on U.S. 6, improve drainage, widen lanes on both U.S. 6 and Garrison Street and improve sidewalks, signals, bike lanes, aesthetics and lighting under the bridge.

The City of Lakewood has been an important partner in the planning and development of this project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2015.

CDOT and the contractor team, led by Hamon Infrastructure, would like to remind motorists to slow down in the construction area. Fines will be doubled within the work zone.

STAY INFORMED:
Updated information regarding traffic impacts is available by calling the project hotline at 720-315-5806, emailing [email protected],or visiting the website at https://www.codot.gov/projects/us6overgarrison

For information on other projects, visit http://www.cotrip.org/roadConditions.htm, call 511 or download the CDOT mobile app. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.cotrip.org and click on the cell-phone icon in the center of the page.

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