Construction Updates

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Project News for the Week August 30

All work is subject to change based on weather or scheduling conflicts

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all construction activities will stop at noon on Friday, Sept. 4, and resume at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Expect multiple ramp closures nightly, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m., from Sheridan Boulevard to Interlocken Loop. These ramp closures are necessary for pavement work. Consecutive ramps will not be closed at the same time, which will minimize the impacts to the traveling public. Detailed ramp closures and times are listed below.

Another section of eastbound US 36 traffic will be re-aligned this week from Foothills Parkway to Cherryvale Road. Traffic will remain in this configuration until the new concrete pavement is complete on Phase 2. This work will require the closure of the Foothills Parkway on-ramp to eastbound US 36 and single lane closures on eastbound US 36 from Foothills to McCaslin starting nightly on Wednesday, Sept. 2, through Friday, Sept. 4, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

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Express Lane Restrictions

Multiple nightly lane restrictions that started in late-July on northbound and southbound I-25 between US 36 and 58th Avenue will continue. These restrictions are necessary for bridge maintenance work and will continue through September, Sunday through Thursday nights, and include single lane restrictions on northbound and southbound I-25 starting at 9 p.m., double lane restrictions starting at 10 p.m., and, if necessary, triple lane restrictions starting at 11 p.m. All work will continue through 5:30 a.m. A minimum of one lane of travel will remain open during the work, and lane restrictions will only be taken as needed. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

In the event that traffic is directed into the Express Lanes, all tolls will be waived during the overnight work.

Federal to 88th Street (Phase 1 Work)

Eastbound and Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have intermittent single lane restrictions from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. These restrictions are necessary for final striping. Expect nighttime delays. One lane will remain open at all times.

92nd Avenue Connector Ramp Closure

The eastbound 92nd Avenue connector ramp to the eastbound Sheridan Boulevard off-ramp remains closed through Monday, Aug. 31. This closure is necessary for grade work over a pedestrian underpass. Traffic will follow 92nd Avenue eastbound to Sheridan Boulevard in order to access US 36.

Phase 1 Nighttime Ramp Closures

The following on- and off-ramps will have nighttime closures, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, at the following locations and times for concrete finish work:

Monday, Aug. 31:

  • 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., westbound US 36 off-ramp to Sheridan Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US 36

Tuesday, Sept. 1:

  • 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., westbound US 36 off-ramp to Sheridan Boulevard and Sheridan Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US 36
  • 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., westbound US 36 off-ramp to Wadsworth Parkway and Wadsworth Parkway loop-ramp to westbound US 36

Wednesday, Sept. 2:

  • 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
    • Westbound US 36 off-ramp to Wadsworth Parkway
    • Wadsworth Parkway loop-ramp to westbound US 36
    • Wadsworth Parkway on-ramp to westbound US 36
  • 7 p.m.- 5:30 a.m., westbound US 36 off-ramp to East Flatiron

Thursday, Sept. 3:

  • 9 p.m.- 5:30 a.m., Wadsworth Parkway on-ramp to westbound US 36
  • 7 p.m.- 5:30 a.m., westbound US 36 off-ramp to East Flatiron
  • 8 p.m.- 5:30 a.m.
    • Westbound US 36 off-ramp to Interlocken Loop
    • Interlocken on-ramp to westbound US 36

Detours will be clearly marked. RTD routes will not be impacted, and buses will be flagged through the work zone. To minimize impacts and detour routes, consecutive ramps will not be closed.

88th Street to Foothills Parkway (Phase 2 Work)

McCaslin Boulevard and Ramp Restrictions

The McCaslin interchange, including on- and off-ramps, and McCaslin Boulevard between Dillon and Marshall Roads, will have various lane restrictions, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., and Sept. 4, until noon, for roadway construction, paving and striping.

Foothills Parkway On-Ramp to Eastbound US 36 Nightly Closures

As part of the eastbound US 36 traffic realignment from Foothills Parkway to Cherryvale Road, the Foothills Parkway on-ramp to eastbound US 36 will be closed Sept. 2-3, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. This closure is necessary to tie the ramp into the new pavement and for additional roadway and bikeway grading activities.

 Upcoming Work

The Church Ranch Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be closed starting Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 a.m. This closure is necessary for concrete work at the bottom of the ramp. RTD buses will be flagged through the work zone. During the closure, RTD passengers will board at a temporary location approximately 30 yards to the south of the existing loading area. A red temporary loading sign will be in place to assist RTD patrons. To obtain additional information regarding RTD schedule/routing information or impact, contact 303-299-6000 or rtd-denver.com.

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