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US 36 Closed Tonight for Deck Pour on Uptown Avenue Bridge

June 19, 2013 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - BROOMFIELD – Tonight, June 19, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pour the remaining deck for the new Uptown Avenue (Olde Wadsworth) bridge as part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project.

For safety, the work will require a full closure of eastbound and westbound US 36 between Wadsworth Parkway and Church Ranch Boulevard from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. To view the detour, go http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/US36ExpressLanes/federal-blvd-to-88th/Images/uptown-ave-bridge-detour/view

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

In addition, CDOT will also need single lane closures on a separate project tonight and tomorrow night on eastbound and westbound US 36 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Those closures are part of the bridge deck replacement in Boulder that will help improve bridge safety for motorists merging from Foothills Parkway onto eastbound US 36.

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 $317 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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