Construction Updates

Check back to this page regularly to stay up-to-date on the US 36 Express Lanes project progress.

­Project News for the Week of Nov. 2

Starting at 2 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, the eastbound Westminster Center Park-n-Ride parking lot, located at Sheridan Boulevard and US 36, will be closed for repairs. All cars parked in the lot must be removed before the closure is in place. The parking lot will reopen at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. RTD passengers will be directed to park at the RTD parking structure off of 88th Place, adjacent to the westbound RTD station. Riders can access the eastbound bus routes by using the pedestrian bridge that crosses over the highway. Eastbound bus boarding will not be impacted and will load at the existing loading station.

The westbound US 36 off-ramp to McCaslin Boulevard will be closed starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, through 5:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 10. Traffic will follow the detour route to Table Mesa Drive, and RTD schedules will not be impacted.

Girder installation will be completed on the second phase of the US 36 bridge over the BNSF Railway this week.  To date, 27 girders have been set on the bridge with a 500-ton hydraulic crane. 

Pecos Street to Federal Boulevard

The Federal Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36 will have daytime single lane restrictions, Nov. 3-7, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for ramp meter installation. One lane will remain open at all times.

Federal to Church Ranch Boulevard

Eastbound and Westbound US 36 (East of Federal Boulevard to Interlocken Loop) Delays

Expect up to 15-minute closures and delays on eastbound and westbound US 36, between Interlocken Loop and Federal Boulevard, Nov. 2-7, midnight-4 a.m., for overhead sign structure installation. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and use alternate routes.

Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

 

Westbound US 36 will have single lane restrictions from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard, Nov. 2-7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for noise wall installation. One lane will remain open at all times.

 

Church Ranch Boulevard On- and Off-Ramp Lane Restrictions

The Church Ranch Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36 and the eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Church Ranch Boulevard will have single daytime lane restrictions, Nov. 3-7, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., to complete curb and gutter, and sign installation.

Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street

Westbound US 36 On- and Off-Ramps to Wadsworth Boulevard

The westbound US 36 on- and off-ramps to Wadsworth Parkway will be closed Nov. 3-8, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for paving. Traffic will follow the detour to East Interlocken but motorists are advised to use an alternate route. Ramps will reopen nightly when work is complete, possibly shortening the closure times.

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions, Nov. 2-8, 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

Westbound US 36 Off-Ramp to McCaslin Boulevard Ramp Closure

The westbound US 36 off-ramp to McCaslin Boulevard will be closed starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, through 5:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 10. Traffic will follow the detour route to Table Mesa Drive, and RTD schedules will not be impacted.  This closure is necessary for the construction and paving of the new McCaslin Boulevard off-ramp.

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions from the 88th Street bridge to Foothills Parkway, Nov. 2-8, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for barrier removal and installation, and roadway excavation.

McCaslin Boulevard and Ramp Restrictions

The McCaslin interchange, including the on- and off-ramps, and McCaslin Boulevard between Dillon and Marshall Road, will have lane restrictions, Nov. 2-8, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. RTD operations will not be impacted.

 Local Street Restrictions and Ongoing Closures

Promenade Drive Single Lane RestrictionsExpect single lane restrictions on Promenade Drive, Nov. 3-8, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. One lane will remain open and flaggers will be on-site to guide the traveling public.  This restriction is necessary for the bridge deck pour, wall construction and structure painting.

Northbound and Southbound Church Ranch Boulevard Lane Restrictions – On Nov. 3-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., expect single lane restrictions on northbound and southbound Church Ranch Boulevard for concrete finish work. One lane will remain open at all times.

Sheridan Boulevard Single Lane Restrictions – Northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard will have single lane restrictions from 92nd to 88th Avenue, Nov. 3-8. , 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

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

Upcoming Closures

South Boulder Creek Trail Closure-The South Boulder Creek Trail will be closed on either side of US 36 starting on Monday, Nov. 17. The closure will remain in place until February 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.

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

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