Westbound US 36 Reduced to One Lane Tonight for Pre-Construction Survey Work

April 19, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, April 19th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will reduce westbound US 36 to one lane from Federal Boulevard to 92nd Avenue from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday.

The two-mile lane closure is necessary to accommodate survey work for the upcoming construction of the US 36 Express Lanes Project. All ramps will remain open to traffic.

“It is important for motorists to know that this is only pre-construction work and major construction activities will not begin until later this summer,” said CDOT Project Manager John Schwab.  “As we near construction, more information will be released about the project schedule and impacts during construction.”

Delays are possible tonight 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.”

The $310 million multi-modal project will build an express lane in each direction on US 36 from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior. The lanes will accommodate High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), Bus Rapid Transit and tolled Single Occupancy Vehicles. In addition, the project will replace several bridges, build a commuter bikeway, add Bus Rapid Transit improvements, and install Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for tolling, transit, and traveler information, and incident management.

Ames/Granite Joint Venture team is the design-build contractor for the project, which is scheduled to begin in the summer 2012 and open to the public in December 2014.

For more information about the project, please visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/US36ManagedLanes/federal-blvd-to-interlocken-loop. To receive free email updates during the project, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell phone icon in the upper right corner. You can then subscribe to a variety of lists including “US 36 Express Lanes Project.”