May 25, 2019

West Corridor Light Rail Construction Update

The latest update from RTD on West Corridor light rail construction between the Taj and the Federal Center:

  • Work on walls and drainage continues near I-70.
  • Light rail bridge construction (pouring piers, footing work, and deck pours) is taking place on both sides of Indiana Street at 6th Avenue. Crews have stripped the wood forms from the north side of the bridge to expose the concrete setting of the bridge and begin the post-tensioning process between two spans of the bridge.  The wood forms will be placed on the south side to begin pouring there. The 6th Avenue eastbound on-ramp from Indiana will close March 16, 17 and 18 during nighttime hours.
  • Crews continue working on the bridge over Colfax.  They anticipate pouring the deck of the bridge within the next two weeks.
  • Ulysses Street in Golden is closed from 6th Avenue north to Mt. Vernon Road to raise the street and install retaining walls. Improvements to the Lena Gulch on Ulysses at 6th Avenue will be winding down soon.  Retaining wall construction could begin within the next few weeks.
  • Work at the Jefferson County Government Center including excavation and retaining wall construction has begun. The current bike path has been detoured down Johnson Road to Jefferson County Parkway.
  • Wall construction on the south side of 6th Avenue west of Simms/Union is near completion.  Excavation and wall construction on the north side of 6th Avenue from Indiana to Colfax is on-going.
  • Construction of the tunnel under Simms/Union will begin this week with the removal of the center median from 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue.  Once the median has been removed, crews will work nighttime hours to build the bridge support under the roadway.