Westbound US 36 Off-Ramp to McCaslin Closed this Weekend

November 6, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - LOUISVILLE/SUPERIOR – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the westbound US 36 off-ramp to McCaslin Boulevard starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10.

A map of the detour is attached. It will take drivers westbound on US 36 to Table Mesa and back. RTD schedules may be delayed because of the closure and detour. For additional information on the RTD schedule and routing information during the closure, contact 303-299-6000 or visit rtd-denver.com.

This closure is necessary for the construction and paving of the new westbound US 36 off-ramp to McCaslin Boulevard. The McCaslin bridge is being completed in phases to replace the current bridge with a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). A DDI crosses traffic to the opposite side of the road across an interchange so vehicles have unimpeded movement onto the freeway ramps. The McCaslin Boulevard DDI is scheduled to open 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 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 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.”