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US 36 Closed in Two Locations Tonight for Bridge Work

June 12, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BROOMFIELD – Tonight, June 12, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour half of the deck for the new Uptown Avenue (Olde Wadsworth) bridge as part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project.

The work will require a full closure of east and westbound US 36, from Wadsworth Parkway to Church Ranch Boulevard, 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The second half of the deck will be poured on June 19, requiring the same closure. To view the detour, go to www.coloradodot.info/projects/US36ExpressLanes/federal-blvd-to-88th/Images/uptown-ave-bridge-detour.

The Uptown Avenue bridge is one of five bridges that are being completely rebuilt on the project. Three more are being widened to accommodate additional lanes on the highway.

In addition, CDOT will also be performing work tonight on a separate project on the Foothills Parkway (State Highway 157) bridge deck as part of the bridge deck replacement in Boulder that will help improve bridge safety for motorists merging from Foothills Parkway onto eastbound US 36. The work requires a full closure of westbound US 36 for all traffic. Eastbound US 36 will be reduced to one lane and the eastbound US 36 on-ramp from SH 157/Foothills Parkway will be closed. The closure is from 9 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the next morning. Westbound US 36 motorists will be detoured onto the on and off ramps at the Table Mesa Drive intersection.

Expect delays along US 36. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey all construction signs and flaggers and to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

The $312 million multi-modal US 36 Express Lanes 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. Construction began last summer, and the project will be open to the public in January 2015.

For more information about the project, please visit www.us36expresslanes.com or our mobile website at http://m.us36expresslanes.com.  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.”

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