Traffic Realignment on Eastbound US 36 Express Lanes Tomorrow

February 1, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER –On Saturday, February 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign the eastbound lanes of US 36 from Church Ranch Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard.

The realignment will move drivers to the new temporary eastbound lanes through April 2014, allowing construction crews to widen and reconstruct the permanent eastbound lanes. The realignment is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. and will be completed by 9 a.m. on February 3. During this time, only one lane of eastbound US 36 will be open. Delays are possible and alternate routes are strongly advised.

During the realignment, several ramps will also be closed. The eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Church Ranch Boulevard and the Sheridan Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. After this portion of the highway is realigned and reopened, crews will close the eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Sheridan Boulevard from 4a.m. to 8 a.m. Detour routes will be clearly marked. Flaggers and emergency personnel will be on site to assist with traffic, and all RTD bus routes will remain operational.

Throughout the project, US 36 will be placed in various traffic alignments to allow crews to widen and reconstruct US 36. Once the permanent eastbound lanes are completed, traffic will be realigned once again to allow for the widening and reconstruction of the westbound lanes. By placing traffic in temporary realignments, CDOT is able to keep two lanes of eastbound and westbound US 36 open during peak hours.

The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a $312 million multi-modal project that 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.

The Ames Granite Joint Venture team is the design-build contractor for the project, which began in summer 2012 and will be open to the public in January 2015.

For more information about the project, please visit To receive free email updates during the project, 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.”