Construction Updates

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Project News for the Week of April 20

In observance of the upcoming holiday, there will be no work on the US 36 Express Lanes Project on Sunday, April 20. Crews will resume work on Monday, April 21.

As the project moves toward completing the next phase of permanent concrete pavement on eastbound US 36, work will be concentrated between Wadsworth Parkway and Sheridan Boulevard. The traffic realignment in that area is tentatively scheduled for late May or early June. Ramp completion work will be focused on Interlocken and Church Ranch Boulevard.

Federal to Sheridan Boulevard

Eastbound and Westbound US 36 Closure

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will be closed for a quarter mile on each side of the Sheridan bridge Monday, April 21, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. for bridge deck panel installation. Traffic will be detoured at the on- and off-ramps.

Eastbound US 36 Off-Ramp to Sheridan Closure

The eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Sheridan Boulevard will be closed nightly, April 21-24, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., and April 25 and 26, 11 p.m.-8 a.m. RTD operations will not be impacted.

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.

Sheridan On-Ramp to Eastbound US 36 Lane Restriction

The Sheridan on-ramp to eastbound US 36 will have a single lane restriction, April 24 and 25, 9 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 northbound Church Ranch right turn lane onto eastbound US 36 will be closed April 21-25, 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.

Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions 

Nightly single lane restrictions are scheduled April 21-24, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., and April 25 and 26, 8 p.m.-8 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, and barrier removal and placement.

88th Street to Foothills Parkway

McCaslin Boulevard Single Lane Restrictions

There will be single lane restrictions on McCaslin Boulevard April 21-25, 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.

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.

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 21-26, 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

Church Ranch Boulevard Sidewalk Closure–Starting the week of April 21 at 9 a.m., the sidewalk on northbound and southbound Church Ranch Parkway on top of the US 36 bridge will be closed to pedestrian traffic. A detour will be provided through the Walnut Creek Trail. The detour will be clearly marked with signage.

Promenade Drive Single Lane Restriction — Promenade Drive, under US 36, will have a single lane restriction for approximately a quarter mile, April 21-26. 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.

Lowell Boulevard under US 36 Single Lane Restriction—Lowell Boulevard, directly under the US 36 bridge, will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers, April 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., for bridge construction. Flaggers will be on site to assist the traveling public.

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 Closure – The 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.

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.