Construction Updates

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­Project News for the Week of April 13

On Friday, April 11, 9:30 p.m. -6 a.m., eastbound and westbound US 36 will be closed from Interlocken Loop to McCaslin Boulevard to install the new utility and bikeway bridge. The new 120,000-pound bridge was assembled off-site and will be lifted into place Friday evening. The public is invited to watch the bridge installation, which will likely take place between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. The viewing area is located near Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville. To access the viewing area, park near the Flatirons Surgery Center, 70 Health Park Drive, Louisville, 80027 (located behind the Avista Adventist Hospital).

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will be closed for a quarter mile on each side of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge April 15-17, 11 p.m.-5:30 a.m. for girder installation. See below for more information.

The removal of the existing noise walls on westbound US 36 between Federal and Lowell Boulevard will start next week as construction begins on the new walls in that area.

Federal to Sheridan Boulevard

 Eastbound and Westbound US 36 Closure

The girders on the Sheridan Boulevard bridge will be placed April 15-17, 11 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Eastbound and westbound US 36 will be closed for a quarter of a mile on each side of the bridge to safely complete the girder installation. Traffic will be directed off of the highway at the Sheridan ramps and detoured immediately back on. Detours will be clearly marked.

Northbound Sheridan Boulevard Lane Restriction

To facilitate the Sheridan Boulevard bridge girder installation, northbound Sheridan Boulevard will have a single lane restriction on top of the bridge, April 15-17, 11 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

Eastbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

There will be single lane restrictions on eastbound US 36 from east of Church Ranch Boulevard to Federal Boulevard, April 21-26, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for wall and barrier construction, grading and paving.

Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

There will be single lane restrictions on westbound US 36 from Federal Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard, April 21-26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. These lane restrictions are necessary for median barrier demolition, wall installation, grading, paving, striping and concrete hauling.

Eastbound US 36 Off-Ramp to Sheridan Closure

The eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Sheridan Boulevard will be closed Monday, April 14, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. and April 18 and 19, 11 p.m.-8 a.m., for wall and drainage installation. Traffic will be detoured to Federal Boulevard. RTD bus operations will not be impacted.

Westbound US 36 Off-Ramp to Sheridan Lane Restriction

The westbound US 36 off-ramp to Sheridan Boulevard will have a single lane restriction, April 14-17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and April 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., for bridge and wall construction. One lane will remain open at all times. RTD bus routes will not be impacted.

Sheridan to Wadsworth Parkway

Church Ranch On-Ramp to Eastbound US 36 Lane Restriction

The free northbound Church Ranch right turn lane onto eastbound US 36 will be closed April 14-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Traffic will still be allowed access at the turn signal at the top of the ramp.This closure is necessary for grading and flatwork.

Northbound and Southbound Wadsworth Parkway Lane Restriction

There will be a daytime lane restriction on the inside lane of northbound and southbound Wadsworth Parkway April 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for guardrail installation. Traffic control will be on site to assist motorists.

Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street

Eastbound US 36 Ramps to Interlocken Restrictions

The Interlocken on- and off-ramps will have lane restrictions on the following dates and times for paving and drainage work. RTD bus operations will not be impacted.

  • ·         Eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Interlocken Loop, April 14-16, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m.
  • ·         Interlocken on-ramp to eastbound US 36, April 14-17, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. and April 18 and 19, 9 p.m.-8 a.m.

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Nightly single lane restrictions are scheduled April 14-19, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., on eastbound and westbound US 36 from 88th Street to Wadsworth Parkway. These lane restrictions are necessary for dirt and concrete hauling, paving, striping, temporary barrier placement and repairing potholes.

88th Street to Foothills Parkway

McCaslin Boulevard Single Lane Restrictions

There will be single lane restrictions on McCaslin Boulevard and the ramps, April 14-18, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. The lane restrictions are necessary for construction on the Diverging Diamond Interchange. These weekday restrictions will continue over the next several months. One lane will remain open at all times.

Northbound McCaslin Boulevard On-Ramp to Eastbound US 36 Closure

The northbound McCaslin Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36 will be closed April 14 and 15, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for temporary striping. The detour will be clearly marked.

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions from the 88th Street bridge to Foothills Parkway, April 13-19, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for traffic realignment work, striping and barrier installation. One lane of travel will remain open at all times.

Local Street Restrictions and Ongoing Closures

Promenade Drive Single Lane Restriction — Promenade Drive, under US 36, will have a single lane restriction for approximately a quarter mile, April 14-19, starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 14. Flaggers will be on site to guide the traveling public.

East Turnpike Drive Closure — For the safety of the traveling public, Turnpike Drive from east of Lowell Boulevard to Federal Boulevard is closed to all through traffic. This closure is necessary to construct the noise walls and relocate utilities on eastbound US 36. Local traffic will be allowed through the work zone.

Northbound 92nd Avenue Ramp Closure – The ramp from northbound 92nd Avenue to Sheridan Boulevard will remain closed through spring 2014 for the construction of the new Sheridan Boulevard interchange.

88th Place Right Turn Lane Restriction – The right turn lane from 88th Place to northbound Sheridan Boulevard will remain closed through June 2014. This closure is necessary to complete the final configuration of the new Sheridan Boulevard interchange.

Scenic Overlook ClosureThe scenic overlook on westbound US 36 (just west of McCaslin Boulevard) will remain closed through fall 2014. This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public for Phase 2 construction.

Upcoming Closures

Superior Plaza Way and McCaslin Sidewalk Closures

Starting the week of April 21, the sidewalk on northbound McCaslin Boulevard and the intersection from Superior Plaza Way to northbound McCaslin Boulevard (vehicle traffic) will be closed. Pedestrians will be routed to the southbound McCaslin Boulevard sidewalk, and Superior Plaza Way traffic will be directed to use the Marshall Drive intersection for access. The closures are necessary to begin construction on the McCaslin Boulevard Diverging Diamond Interchange. The detours will be clearly marked.

For information on commuting alternatives, please go to www.36commutingsolutions.org/-us-36/incentives/

*Planned construction activities are subject to change due to weather and unanticipated schedule changes.

**Should an accident occur on the highway, please adhere to Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-1602, which says to move the vehicles safely off of the highway to the shoulder, the nearest suitable cross street, emergency pullout or other suitable location, to prevent the obstruction of traffic.

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