Traffic Realignment to Close Sheridan Boulevard This Weekend
BROOMFIELD – A weekend closure of northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard at the bridge over US 36 will take place starting Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 to move traffic onto the new portion of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge in Westminster. Once traffic has been moved onto the new bridge, crews will demolish the old Sheridan bridge nightly, Jan. 20-24.
During the closure of Sheridan Boulevard, motorists will be detoured to 92nd Avenue and West 88th Avenue. All of the on- and off-ramps on eastbound and westbound US 36 to Sheridan Boulevard will be open, but there will be no through traffic over the bridge. Delays should be expected, and drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.
When demolition occurs on Jan. 20-24, eastbound and westbound US 36 will be closed each night for approximately a quarter of a mile on each side of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge. On Monday through Thursday, the highway will be closed 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., and it will be closed 11 p.m.-8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. Traffic will use the US 36 on- and off-ramps at Sheridan Boulevard as the detour, and bus routes will not be affected.
“Once we move traffic onto the new Sheridan bridge, the community will experience what we have spent the last several months building,” said CDOT Project Director Mark Gosselin. “While we recognize that closures like these are inconvenient, they are necessary for safety, and the progress we will make this week is exciting.”
After the existing bridge is demolished crews will begin building the remaining portion of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge. The final Sheridan Boulevard bridge will have an additional northbound lane and double left turn lanes in each direction. It will be open to its final configuration in fall 2014.
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 is currently under construction from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior and will open to the public in 2015. Phase 2 from 88th Street to Table Mesa Drive in Broomfield recently began construction and will open in 2016.
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