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U.S. 36 Express Lane Project Impacts

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U.S. 36 Express Lane Project Impacts

The U.S. 36 Express Lanes project is a multi-modal project led by the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Regional Transportation District (RTD) to reconstruct U.S. 36 from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior. Click here for a map of the project.

 

Visit CDOT's website for the latest information about the project.

 

The project will:

 

  • Add an express lane, also referred to as a managed lane, in each direction of US 36 for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV)  and tolled Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOV);
  • Reconstruct existing pavement on U.S. 36 and widening the highway to accommodate 12-foot wide inside and outside shoulders;
  • Replace the Wadsworth Parkway, Wadsworth Boulevard (at 112th Avenue) and Lowell Boulevard bridges over U.S. 36;
  • Reconstruct the Sheridan Boulevard Bridge over U.S. 36, along with roadway approaches and ramp intersections;
  • Reconstruct the U.S. 36 bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway;
  • Add Bus Rapid Transit improvements, including new electronic display signage at stations and bus priority improvements at ramps. The improvements also will allow buses to operate on the shoulders of US 36 between interchanges to decrease bus travel time;
  • Install Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for tolling, transit and traveler information and incident management;
  • Install a separate commuter bikeway along much of the corridor; and
  • Improve RTD stations along the corridor, including new canopies with enhanced weather protection.

 

Project Boundaries

Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior

Westminster Impacts

 

Project News for the Week of Feb. 10  

 

This weekend, weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to a single lane nightly on westbound US 36 from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard. See below for more details.

 

As you travel along the corridor, major activities are taking place on the 112th and Wadsworth bridges. Pier columns and caps are being erected in the median of US 36.  Please use caution navigating through areas where work is taking place. It is easy to become distracted, and accidents can happen very quickly.   

 

Federal Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard

 

Single Lane Restrictions Nightly

 

This weekend, weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to a single lane on westbound US 36 from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard nightly during the following times:

 

•             Feb. 8, 11 p.m. - 9 a.m.

 

•             Feb. 9, 11 p.m. - 9 a.m.

 

•             Feb. 10, 9:30 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.

 

The lane restrictions are necessary for critical box culvert installation. All ramps on and off of US 36 will remain open, and all RTD bus routes will remain operational. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and expect delays during these times. 

 

Additional single lane and shoulder restrictions continue nightly this week, 8 p.m. - 5:30 a.m., on east and westbound US 36 from 80th Street to Old Wadsworth Parkway for striping, temporary barrier placement and median removals. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions of travel.

 

Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street

 

Single Lane Restrictions

 

Single lane and shoulder restrictions continue nightly this week, 8 p.m. - 5:30 a.m., on east and westbound US 36 from Wadsworth to the Interlocken exit for striping, temporary barrier placement and median removals. One lane of traffic will remain open in both directions of travel.

 

Bridge Sub-Structure Installation -- Feb. 10-14

 

Expect nightly single lane restrictions at the 112th bridge and Wadsworth bridge to facilitate sub-structure construction in the median. This construction activity requires single lane restrictions at separate times, but one lane of traffic and all access ramps will remain open.  

 

Deck Panel and Bridge Structure Installation on US 36 Bridge over West Flatiron Crossing--Feb. 12-13

 

Crews will continue to construct the decks for the US 36 bridge over West Flatiron Crossing on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. West Flatiron Crossing under US 36 will be closed nightly, 9:30 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.  

 

Deck Panel and Bridge Structure Installation on US 36 Bridge over East Flatiron Crossing--Feb. 11-14

 

Crews will continue to construct the decks nightly for the US 36 bridge over East Flatiron Crossing Feb. 11-14.  East Flatiron Crossing under US 36 will be closed nightly, 7 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. 

 

Local Street Lane Restrictions

 

Construction activities will take place this week on Uptown Avenue and Parkland Street. This work will require daytime single lane restrictions from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Flaggers will be on site to assist traffic

 

Ongoing Closures

 

The following closures are ongoing. For more details, visit www.us36expresslanes.com and click on “Traveler Impacts.”

 

Wadsworth Parkway Sidewalk Detour

 

The Wadsworth Parkway sidewalk will be detoured through fall 2013 for the Wadsworth Parkway bridge replacement. A temporary sidewalk has been constructed to allow pedestrians access to cross over US 36 via Industrial Lane and Commerce Street. The sidewalk detour route is posted on the project website at www.us36expresslanes.com.

 

Commerce Street Closure -- Commerce Street (from 118th Street to 116th Street) remains closed to all traffic for the completion of weather-dependent work.

 

East Interlocken Trail Closure -- The East Interlocken Trail underpass under US 36 will be closed from US 36 to just past Industrial Lane until April 2013.

 

East Flatiron Crossing Drive Sidewalk Closure -- The sidewalk on East Flatiron Crossing Drive directly under US 36 will be closed through February 2013.

 

Speed limit reduced from 65 to 55 miles per hour throughout the US 36 Corridor.
Planned construction activities are subject to change due to weather and unanticipated schedule changes.
   Visit CDOT's website for the latest information about the project. 

 

Commuting Options

 

The U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project could create traffic congestion and travel disruption during construction. Visit the 36 Commuting Solutions website for several commuting options.

 

Commuting Incentives

 

36 Commuting Solutions is launching new commuter resources and subsidies to reduce solo driving and increase the use of transit, vanpooling and telework during the peak of US 36 re-construction.

 

Incentives include $2,500 in financial assistance to help businesses establish new telework programs, RTD 10-Ride Ticketbooks (valued at $45 each) and a three-month reimbursement for new vanpoolers. For more information, visit the 36 Commuting Solutions website, email info@36commutingsolutions.org or call 303-604-4383.

 

Schedule

 

Summer 2012 – Construction begins
January 2015 – Express Lanes open

 

Project Cost:

$312 million

 

 

Contact CDOT

Hotline - 303-404-7042

Email - info@US36ExpressLanes.com
Website - www.US36ExpressLanes.com
Mobile Website - http://m.US36ExpressLanes.com

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