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Use Caution When Driving US 36 Corridor

February 7, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1/6 - Winter weather brings hazardous conditions.

BROOMFIELD – With the recent winter conditions, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) urges motorists to use reduced speeds and extreme caution while driving on US 36. CDOT Crews continue to treat and plow the snow-packed areas, but with minimal shoulders and narrowed lanes resulting from the US 36 Express Lanes Project, US 36 remains an area where motorists should proceed with caution.

“Motorists should always be careful when driving in a work zone, but we are encouraging drivers to be extra careful this winter,” said CDOT Project Director Mark Gosselin. “Reduced speeds are there for a reason – to keep workers and drivers safe in the construction zone. We want people to be aware and slow down, especially in the winter, so that we can prevent accidents and keep everybody safe.”

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.

For more information about the project, please visit www.us36expresslanes.com or our mobile website at 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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