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Bridge Deck Pour to Close US 36 Near 80th Avenue Next Week

April 15, 2011 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - WESTMINSTER– Tuesday, April 19th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour concrete for bridge deck on the new 80th Avenue bridge over US 36.

The work will require a full closure of eastbound and westbound US 36, as well as double lane closures Wednesday and Thursday nights.

To complete the bridge deck pour, the following closures will be in place, weather permitting:

Tuesday, April 19th:

  • Westbound US 36 between Federal Blvd. and Sheridan Blvd.: One lane of westbound US 36 will be closed at 8 p.m. with all lanes closing at 10 p.m.  All lanes of westbound US 36 will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following day.
  • Eastbound US 36 between Sheridan Blvd. and Federal Blvd. : One lane of eastbound US 36 will be closed starting at 7 p.m. with a second lane closing at 8:30 p.m. and all lanes closing at 10 p.m.  All lanes of eastbound US 36 will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, April 20th, and Thursday, April 21st:

  • Westbound US 36 between Federal Blvd. and Sheridan Blvd.: One lane of westbound US 36 will be closed at 8 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. for bridge work.  All lanes of westbound US 36 will reopen by 5:30 a.m. the following day.
  • Eastbound US 36 between Sheridan Blvd. and Federal Blvd. : One lane of eastbound US 36 will be closed starting at 9 p.m. with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. for bridge work.  All lanes of eastbound US 36 will reopen by 5 a.m. the following day.

During the closure, motorists on westbound US 36 can exit at Federal Boulevard and take 72nd Avenue or 92nd Avenue to Sheridan Boulevard.  Motorists on eastbound US 36 can exit at Sheridan Boulevard and take 72nd Avenue or 92nd Avenue to Federal Boulevard.

CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  Fines for most infractions that occur in the work zone will be doubled.

The girder installation is part of a project that replaces the 80th Avenue bridge over US 36.  The bridge was originally constructed in 1951 and is one of Colorado’s poor bridges.  When complete, the new bridge will be wider to accommodate an additional left turn lane from 80th Avenue to Oakwood Drive and a wider sidewalk.  The new bridge will also have greater vertical clearance and will be longer to accommodate the future widening of US 36.

Structures, Inc. is the contractor for this $7 million project being funded by CDOT and the City of Westminster.  80th Avenue is expected to reopen around May 2011 and the entire project will be complete by the end of August 2011.

For more information about the project, visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/80thAve_US36.  To receive the monthly flyers and other updates throughout the project, sign up for e-mail alerts at www.coloradodot.info.  Click on the logo in the upper right-hand corner below the search function and choose 80th Avenue at US 36 under projects.  You may also choose to sign up for other lists based on your needs and interests.

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