CDOT: US 6 Bridges Project construction postponed due to weather

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DENVER — Major construction for the U.S. 6 Bridges Design-Build Project has been postponed a week, Colorado Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Due to adverse weather conditions, CDOT decided to push the beginning of major work on the project from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14, weather permitting.

U.S. 6 will be closed from 9 p.m. Feb. 14 through 5 a.m. Feb. 17, said CDOT.

During this time, CDOT said crews will work round the clock to take down the Knox Court Bridge, remove part of the Federal Boulevard Bridge, relocate an overhead power line and remove 7,000 feet of center median –a temporary barrier will be added to shift traffic to the south side of the roadway.

CDOT asked drivers to take alternative routes while U.S. 6 is closed. Officials recommended using U.S. 285, I-70 or C-470, and asked local traffic to use Alameda or Colfax Avenues.

Upon reopening, drivers can expect narrower lanes shifted to the south, said CDOT.

Official asked commuters to use caution.

For updates on the project, visit ColoradoDot.info.