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US 6 Bridges Design Build Project

U.S. 6 over I-25 was originally constructed in 1958.

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If you find it too stressful to drive through the US 6 corridor while it is under construction, you might want to explore alternative modes of transportation. This could include using the Regional Transportation District’s West Rail Line or bus services. Click here for information on RTD’s light rail service. For information on bus fares and schedules, click here.

Exploring carpool or vanpool services is another option you might want to pursue. Click here to access an online trip planner where you can input your starting location and destination address into a database to see if there are existing carpool or vanpool services in your area.

If biking or walking are more your speed for short trips, click here for tips on getting to your destination by foot or bicycle.

Construction Update

Upcoming Activities:

31-hour closure of US 6 pushed to December: Due to the frigid temperatures last week, crews have postponed the 31-hour closure of US 6 at Federal Boulevard for bridge demolition work.

In order to close US 6, crews need to use the westbound US 6 off-ramp to Federal Boulevard as a detour route. This ramp is currently closed while crews pave areas around the ramp and shift it into its new, permanent location. The cold temperatures this week have made it impossible to complete these paving operations in the originally anticipated timeframe; therefore, the ramp will remain closed for an extra week and is now scheduled to reopen the evening of Saturday, Nov. 22.

During westbound US 6 off-ramp closure, motorists should continue to Sheridan Boulevard, go north on Sheridan to Colfax Avenue, then go east on Colfax to access Federal. Local residents can access the surrounding neighborhoods by using the westbound US 6 off-ramp to Lowell/Perry.

The 31-hour full closure of US 6 for demolition of the remainder of the bridge will now take place in December and will not conflict with the Parade of Lights 2014 or any Denver Broncos games.

More details will follow in the coming weeks. As always, all construction schedules are tentative and subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Ongoing Impacts:

Commuters are advised to use caution and drive carefully through the new traffic alignment on US 6. Lanes have been narrowed slightly and the posted speed limit reduced to 45 mph.

Ongoing traffic impacts currently in place:

  • The Lowell on-ramp to eastbound US 6 will remain closed until Spring 2015.
  • The Bryant Street on and off-ramps are also closed for about one year for construction of the collector-distributor roads on both sides of US 6.
  • The Osage Street on-ramp to westbound US 6 is closed until early 2015 while crews continue reconstruction of the US 6 bridges over I-25 and the BNSF railroad tracks. To detour around this closure, motorists should take Osage Street to 3rd Avenue, 3rd Avenue to Santa Fe Drive, Santa Fe Drive to 8th Avenue, 8th Avenue to Kalamath Street, and Kalamath Street south to access westbound US 6.
  • All lanes on Federal Boulevard have been narrowed and southbound Federal is reduced to two lanes as efforts are under way to rebuild this bridge over US 6.

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