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Weekend Work Requires Closure of Wadsworth Parkway Ramps and US 36

October 4, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - BROOMFIELD – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have ramp closures and lane restrictions at Wadsworth Parkway this weekend starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.

In addition, CDOT will be closing both eastbound and westbound US 36 underneath the Sheridan Boulevard bridge on the night of Sunday, Oct. 6, starting at 11 p.m. while crews place concrete for the deck of the bridge.

To complete the permanent connection of the ramps and align northbound traffic to the new Wadsworth Parkway bridge, the following ramps will be impacted:

  • Full closure of the westbound US 36 off-ramp to Wadsworth Parkway
  • Full closure of the northbound Wadsworth on-ramp to westbound US 36
  • Single lane restriction on northbound Wadsworth

Crews will also be pouring the deck of the new Sheridan Boulevard bridge on Sunday, Oct. 6. This work requires a single lane restriction at 8 p.m. on Sunday night, and a full closure of eastbound and westbound US 36 from 11 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. Traffic will use the US 36 on- and off ramps at Sheridan Boulevard as the detour.

“We remain mindful of motorists and try to minimize traffic impacts as much as possible, ” said US 36 Project Director Mark Gosselin. “However, some work requires these major closures so we encourage drivers to plan ahead if they’re traveling through the area.”

For all closures and lane restrictions, traffic control and flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.

The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a multi-modal project that will build an express lane in each direction on US 36. 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. Phase 1, currently under construction, will build the project from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior. Phase 2, which is expected to begin construction this winter, will extend the project from 88th Street to Table Mesa in Boulder.

Ames/Granite Joint Venture team is the design-build contractor for the project, which began in summer 2012 and will open to the public in January 2015. Phase 2 will open to the public in January 2016.

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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