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Eastbound US 36 Full Closure This Weekend May 15-18

May 13, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - WESTMINSTER – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, crews will be placing bow beam arches on the eastbound side of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge.

To safely complete this work, there will be a full closure of eastbound US 36 for four nights for a ¼ mile in each direction under the bridge on the following days and times

  • Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16 –- 9 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 17, and Monday, May 18 -– 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

The closure will require eastbound traffic to detour off US 36 at the off-ramp and will be put immediately back onto eastbound US 36 via the on-ramp. RTD bus routes will follow the detour.

“The architectural arches were placed on the westbound side of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge last month,” said CDOT Project Director Mark Gosselin. “We continue to put the final touches on our bridges and look forward to opening Phase 1 to the traveling public this summer.”

The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a multi-modal project that is building an express lane in each direction on US 36, in addition to the two free general purpose lanes. The Express Lanes will accommodate High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and tolled vehicles. In addition, the project is replacing several bridges, building a commuter bikeway, adding BRT improvements, and installing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for tolling, transit and traveler information, and incident management.  Phase 1, from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior, will open to the public this summer. Phase 2, from 88th Street to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, will open in 2016.

For more information about the project, please visit www.codot.govor our mobile website at m.us36expresslanes.com. To receive free email updates during the project, click on the cell phone icon in the upper right corner. You can then subscribe to a variety of lists including “US 36 Express Lanes Project.”

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