Sign Installation to Close Foothills Parkway and US 36 Next Week

May 20, 2011 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BOULDER—Next week, May 22nd through May 26th, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have various full closures of Foothills Parkway (State Highway 157) and US 36. The closures are needed in order to install four new variable message boards.

“The variable message boards will relay road and travel information to motorists in order to help them make informed travel decisions,” said CDOT Resident Engineer James Flohr.  “By giving this information to motorists in advance, we can help reduce congestion and direct motorists to alternate routes during incidents including inclement weather, construction and accidents.”

To complete the work, the following closures will be in place, weather permitting.  Detour routes will be provided and signed for each closure:

  • EB US 36 at Flatiron Crossing: The right lane of eastbound US 36 near Flatiron Crossing will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. on Monday.
  • Foothills Parkway between Baseline Road and Table Mesa Drive: All lanes of southbound Foothills Parkway will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Detour: Motorists can take Baseline Road west to Colorado Avenue and then to 28th Street.
  • US 36 (28th Street) between Colorado Avenue and Baseline Road: All lanes of eastbound/southbound US 36 will be closed from 9 p.m. on Tuesday to 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Detour: Motorists can take Colorado Avenue east to Foothills Parkway.
  • US 36 between Interlocken Boulevard and McCaslin Boulevard: All lanes of westbound US 36 will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Detour: Motorists can take Interlocken Boulevard north to Dillon Road and then west McCaslin Boulevard where access to US 36 is available.

Major delays are expected throughout the week and alternate routes are strongly advised.  CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”  Information will be released should inclement weather postpone the work.

W.L. Contractors, Inc. is the contractor for this $956,000 project that will be complete in early June 2011.