New Date Set For Second Installation on Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge
I-25 from Colorado Blvd. to Evans Ave. to close Jan. 16 for work
DENVER, CO – The truss was put into place last month on the Colorado Center bicycle and pedestrian bridge--now it’s time for the arch! Crews will install the 40-foot high arch over I-25 between Colorado Boulevard and Evans Avenue in the overnight hours starting Friday night, January 16.
Denver Public Works postponed installation of the arch in December to allow the contractor more time to assemble the arch and review installation plans. The new schedule will fully close I-25 from Colorado Boulevard to Evans Avenue for a 12-hour period starting 10pm Friday night, January 16, into Saturday morning, January 17, weather permitting:
Friday, Jan 16
· 8:00pm - southbound Evans ramp closes and lane closures begin in both directions on I-25 between Colorado and Evans
· 10:00pm - full closure of I-25 between Colorado and Evans
Saturday, Jan 17
· 10:00am - interstate reopens in both directions
During this closure of I-25, Denver Public Works strongly encourages regional through traffic to avoid the area altogether by using I-225, I-70, US 285, C-470, E-470 or any other alternate route. Denver Public Works will work together with CDOT to monitor traffic in the area and along detour routes.
Southbound I-25 traffic will exit at Colorado Blvd and then continue on Colorado Blvd to Evans Ave. to reconnect with southbound I-25
Northbound I-25 traffic will exit at Evans Ave. and continue on Evans Ave to Colorado Blvd. to reconnect with northbound I-25
The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
The arch, the second primary building block of the bridge, is the same length as the truss, 309 feet long—a little longer than a football field, and weighs 43 tons!
About the Project
The Colorado Center Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide improved pedestrian and bicycle access over I-25 in the vicinity of Colorado Boulevard and East Evans Avenue. It will span I-25, landing at Cherry Street to the north and RTD’s Colorado Station (light rail transit) to the south. The project is expected to finish in late summer 2015. The total estimated project cost for the bridge is $8 million--with $4 million in City Capital Improvement Funds and $4 million in Federal Transportation Improvement Program funds. For more information on the project click HERE