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Temporary Lane Configuration Will Be in Place on US 36 This Weekend, Dec. 4-6

December 3, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Lane restrictions planned between Louisville and Denver.

DENVER/LOUISVILLE – As part of the U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation will realign both eastbound and westbound U.S. 36 traffic into a temporary split-lane configuration (shown below) this weekend beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and ending at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, to complete pavement repairs.

Current Traffic Alignment

US 36 Current Alignment

Weekend Temporary Alignment

US 36 Weekend Alignment

To accommodate the traveling public and maintain two general-purpose lanes, all tolls will be waived while the temporary weekend alignment is in place. Drivers traveling eastbound will navigate through the split-lane configuration from Interlocken to Wadsworth Parkway. Drivers traveling westbound will navigate through several split-lane configurations from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street. All U.S. 36 on- and off-ramps will remain open. In addition to the split-lane configurations, westbound U.S. 36 will also include daytime left lane closures from Federal to Sheridan boulevards.

“Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling on U.S. 36 over the weekend and to pay attention to signage,” said CDOT Project Director Scott Rees. “Although we don’t anticipate major delays since two lanes will remain open, we encourage motorists to plan accordingly and add extra time to travel through the corridor.” 

The U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project is a multi-modal project that is building an express lane in each direction on U.S. 36, in addition to the two free general purpose lanes. The Express Lanes accommodate High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which will start running in early 2016, 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, opened in July 2015. Phase 2, from 88thStreet to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, is on track to be completed in early 2016.

For more information about the project, call 303-404-7042or go to www.codot.gov or 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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