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Weekend Work Requires Closure of US 36 Ramps at Church Ranch and McCaslin

May 30, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Closures begin Friday, May 30 through Monday, June 2.

WESTMINSTER/LOUISVILLE/SUPERIOR – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the eastbound US 36 on- and off-ramps to Church Ranch Boulevard and the southbound McCaslin Boulevard to eastbound US 36 loop starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 30, through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, June 2.

The closure of the southbound McCaslin Boulevard loop to eastbound US 36 is necessary to construct new temporary ramps as part of the McCaslin bridge widening to accommodate the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). Traffic will be detoured to Foothills Parkway. When complete, the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) will ease traffic congestion by crossing traffic to the opposite side of the road across the McCaslin and US 36 interchange so vehicles have unimpeded movements onto the freeway ramps. Left-turn movements, which are a typical challenge with standard four-way interchanges, are eliminated with a DDI.

The Church Ranch Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36 and the eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Church Ranch Boulevard will also be closed to all traffic while crews tie the ramps into the new eastbound concrete pavement. Eastbound US 36 traffic will be detoured to Sheridan Boulevard and the detour will be clearly marked.

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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