Construction Updates

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New Split Traffic Pattern Through Work Zone: Westbound US 36 Between Federal and Sheridan 

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­Project News for the Week of Jan. 25

Westbound US 36 traffic, between Federal and Sheridan Boulevard, will be realigned onto new concrete pavement on Sunday, Jan. 25. Signage will be in place to guide the traveling public.

The existing loop ramp (shown in red below) from southbound McCaslin Boulevard to eastbound US 36 will close permanently on Wednesday, Jan. 28. This closure is necessary to construct the new eastbound US 36 RTD bus ramp. During this phase of construction, traffic will yield at a temporary light to make a left turn onto the existing eastbound ramp with northbound traffic (shown in green below). Once the bridge is complete, traffic will have free left and right turns onto US 36 with the implementation of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). Click here for a video about the DDI.

loop ramp change

Following the ramp closure, weather permitting, westbound US 36 traffic from McCaslin Boulevard to Cherryvale Road will be realigned onto new concrete pavement on Friday, Jan. 30, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. This realignment will allow construction crews to build the new permanent eastbound lanes.

Federal to Church Ranch Boulevard

Federal Boulevard On-Ramp to Westbound US 36 Closure

The Federal Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be closed Jan. 25 and 26, 7 p.m.-10 a.m., for the new traffic realignment between Federal and Sheridan Boulevard. During this realignment, alternate routes are advised.

Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Westbound US 36 will have intermittent daytime single lane restrictions from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard, Sunday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., for barrier placement and striping for the traffic realignment. Nighttime single and double lane restrictions begin on Sunday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for this work. One lane will remain open during this time. During the realignment, two lanes will be on the left and one lane on the right of the work zone. They will reconnect back to the original alignment prior to the Sheridan Boulevard off-ramp.  Click here for more details about this work and to view the traffic pattern. All lanes, once split will continue to provide westbound US 36 access. Alternate routes are advised and delays are expected as we transition traffic into a new lane split alignment.

Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions, Jan. 25-31, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m., from 88th Street to Church Ranch Boulevard. These lane restrictions are necessary for dirt and concrete hauling, paving, and barrier removal and placement.

88th Street to Foothills Parkway

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions as needed from the 88th Street bridge to Foothills Parkway, Jan. 25-31, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for traffic realignment, striping, paving and roadway maintenance activities.

McCaslin Boulevard and Ramp Restrictions

The McCaslin interchange, including ramps, and McCaslin Boulevard between Dillon and Marshall Road, will have various intermittent lane restrictions, Jan. 25-31, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for signal installation, paving and striping. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. RTD operations will not be impacted.

Local Street Restrictions and Ongoing Closures

South Boulder Creek Trail Closure– The South Boulder Creek Trail will be closed on either side of US 36 until March 15, 2015. The trail between South Boulder Road and Marshall Road will remain open, however, for the safety of the traveling public, access under US 36 will not be allowed. This closure is necessary for the improvements being made to the South Boulder Creek bridge.

Turnpike Drive Restrictions Turnpike Drive to the east of Lowell Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers for utility, pipe and sign installation. Flaggers will be on-site and local traffic will be allowed through the work zone.

Upcoming Closures

RTD Platform at McCaslin Boulevard Relocation – The RTD platform at the McCaslin Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be relocated approximately 50 feet to the north of the current platform during the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1. This relocation is necessary to complete the new westbound pavement and RTD station improvement construction. Signs will be in place to guide RTD patrons. To obtain additional information regarding RTD schedule/routing information or impact, contact 303-299-6000 or visit rtd-denver.com.

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