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Project News for the Week of May 19
The girder installation on the Uptown Avenue (Old Wadsworth) bridge is complete after 22 girders and all of the precast deck panels were successfully installed over eight nights. The next milestone for structures is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, when the bridge deck will be poured on the Wadsworth Parkway bridge. Approximately 1,700 cubic yards of concrete will be placed to form the deck. This work will require the closure of US 36 in both directions directly under the bridge for safety. Traffic will be detoured on and off the exit ramps, but minimal delays are still expected.
Also, dirt hauling operations will affect traffic on north and southbound Wadsworth Parkway on May 22-25, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. (see below for detailed information).
Federal to Sheridan Boulevard
Right lane restrictions are scheduled May 20-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on westbound US 36 from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard for wall construction.
Church Ranch Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard
A single lane restriction is scheduled nightly, May 20-23, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m., on westbound US 36 from Church Ranch to Sheridan Boulevard. This lane restriction is necessary for dirt hauling operations.
Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street
East and Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions
Nightly single lane restrictions are scheduled on May 20-25, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., on east and westbound US 36 from 88th Street to East Flatiron. The restrictions are necessary for asphalt paving, dirt hauling and barrier removal. Watch for increased truck traffic entering and exiting the roadway.
East Flatiron On-ramp Single Lane Restriction
A daytime lane restriction is scheduled on the East Flatiron on-ramp to westbound US 36, May 20-24, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. This lane restriction is necessary for wall construction. One lane of traffic will remain open, and RTD bus operations will not be impacted.
North and Southbound Wadsworth Parkway Single Lane Restrictions
North and southbound Wadsworth Parkway near the Wadsworth bridge will be reduced to a single lane on May 22-25, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., for dirt hauling operations. A single lane will remain open, but motorists should expect delays.
West Flatiron On-ramp to Westbound US 36 Closure
The West Flatiron on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be closed Thursday, May 23, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., for asphalt removal and paving operations.
Interlocken On-ramp to Westbound US 36 Closure
The Interlocken on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be closed Thursday, May 23, 1:30 -5:30 a.m. for asphalt removal and paving operations.
Closure of East and Westbound US 36 under Wadsworth Parkway Bridge
East and westbound US 36 will be closed on Tuesday, May 21, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for a quarter mile in each direction under the bridge. This closure is necessary for safety to pour concrete on the new bridge deck. Traffic will be detoured off of east and westbound US 36 at the exit ramps and immediately routed back onto the highway via the on-ramps. Minimal delays are expected. RTD operations will not be impacted.
BNSF Bridge Demolition
The BNSF bridge, located to the north of the Walnut Creek Shopping Center, is scheduled to be partially demolished starting Monday, May 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This work will not impact traffic. In the weeks ahead, we anticipate a one-night closure of east and westbound US 36 from Church Ranch Boulevard to Wadsworth Parkway to complete the BNSF demolition. More details will be released as this construction activity is finalized.
East and Westbound US 36 Closure from Church Ranch to Wadsworth
The bridge deck on the Uptown Avenue (Olde Wadsworth) bridge is scheduled to be poured on Wednesday, June 5. This work will require a full closure of east and westbound US 36 from Church Ranch Boulevard to Wadsworth Parkway, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Detours will be clearly marked. Temporary bus stops will be in place for the RTD bus routes affected during this closure. More details will be released as this activity approaches.
East Interlocken Trail Closure – The East Interlocken Trail underpass under US 36 will be closed from US 36 to just past Industrial lane until June 1, 2013.
Wadsworth Parkway Sidewalk Detour — The Wadsworth Parkway sidewalk will be closed through fall 2013 for the Wadsworth Parkway bridge replacement.
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*Planned construction activities are subject to change due to weather and unanticipated schedule changes.*
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