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Multiple upcoming traffic realignments on US 36 Express Lanes project

June 11, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Overnight Traffic Realignments Begin Wednesday, June 11

BROOMFIELD – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign eastbound and westbound traffic onto permanent and temporary pavement throughout the project.

For Phase 1 (Federal to 88th St. in Louisville/Superior), eastbound traffic will be realigned onto new permanent concrete pavement from Wadsworth Parkway to just east of the 1STBANK Center on June 11. On June 19, the realignment will continue east to 92nd Avenue, and by the end of July, the realignment will be complete to Federal Boulevard, marking a significant construction milestone of having all Phase 1 eastbound traffic run on new permanent pavement.

For Phase 2 (88th Street to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder), eastbound traffic is also being realigned, this time onto temporary pavement that will allow crews to begin to build permanent westbound lanes. On June 16, eastbound traffic will move to temporary pavement from Table Mesa to the 88th Street bridge, just east of McCaslin Boulevard. About a week later, on June 24, westbound traffic will also move to temporary pavement in the same area.

All realignments will take place overnight, 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  Single lane closures will be required, but traffic will still be allowed through the work zones.

“This is an exciting time on the project,” said CDOT Project Director Mark Gosselin. “As work occurs on both phases concurrently, there is a lot of visual progress all along the corridor.”

A reminder to all driving this corridor and through the construction zones throughout the state, don't text and drive. Crews have little protection from the speeding vehicles passing through construction zones. For the safety of our crews and your fellow drivers be cautious in all work zones. Help us keep our roadways 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 Boulder 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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