Full US 36 Closure for McCaslin Bridge Girder Installation

August 22, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Nightly US 36 Closures, Aug. 25-28.

LOUISVILLE/SUPERIOR – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close eastbound and westbound US 36, Aug. 25-28, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for approximately a quarter of a mile on each side of the McCaslin Boulevard bridge for girder installation. Traffic will be detoured at the off-ramps and routed immediately back onto eastbound and westbound US 36 via the McCaslin on-ramps.

“The McCaslin bridge is a key piece of the work on the second phase of the US 36 project,” said CDOT Project Director Mark Gosselin. “We are setting six, 88,000-pound girders in order to widen the existing McCaslin Boulevard bridge to accommodate the Diverging Diamond Interchange.”

A Diverging Diamond Interchange crosses traffic to the opposite side of the road across and interchange so vehicles have unimpeded movement onto the freeway ramps. The McCaslin bridge is being completed in phases to accommodate traffic and will be complete in late 2015.

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, from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior, will open to the public in 2015. Phase 2, from 88th Street to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, will open in early 2016.

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