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Night Work Rescheduled for Foothills Parkway and US 36 for Next Week

April 11, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Will require full closure of westbound US 36.

BOULDER COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has rescheduled the night work on the Foothills Parkway (State Highway 157) bridge deck for either next week on Wednesday, April 17 or Thursday, April 18 depending on weather. More information will come closer to the closure, but due to inclement weather earlier this week, crews needed to push the work back a few days.

The work is part of the bridge deck replacement in Boulder that will help improve bridge safety for motorists merging from Foothills Parkway onto eastbound US 36.

To allow crews to perform the work necessary to move the project forward, both lanes of westbound US 36 will be closed from 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the following morning. Additionally, Foothills Parkway will be completely closed over US 36 from 10 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the following with local, signed detours in place. There will also be a single left lane closure on eastbound US 36 beneath the Foothills bridge. With delays of 15 minutes expected and a speed limit reduction on US 36, CDOT reminds all motorists to please drive Slow for the Cone Zone.

The existing bridge deck of Foothills Parkway over US 36 was built in 1971 and was in poor condition, warranting significant repairs. Deck replacement will also include tie-in-work to the existing highway on both sides of the bridge to increase motorist safety.

Typical daytime work takes place on the project between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Delays of up to 10 minutes should be expected throughout the project work zone and the speed limit is reduced on Foothills Parkway to 35 MPH 24/7.

The $1.3 million project is contracted to Jalisco International, Inc.

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