Lane Realignment on WB US 36 Between Federal and Sheridan on Sunday, Jan. 25

January 23, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - WESTMINSTER – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, westbound US 36 traffic, between Federal and Sheridan Boulevard, will be realigned onto new concrete pavement with single lane closures beginning on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

Beginning at 9 p.m., motorists can expect double lane restrictions with one lane remaining open for all westbound traffic. 

Upon completion of the lane realignment, motorists entering westbound US 36 from southbound Federal Boulevard can expect that the right auxiliary, or ramp-to-ramp, lane will be split from the rest of traffic when they enter the on-ramp. The split right auxiliary lane will function as a thru lane for approximately one mile, and then traffic will come back together just before the Sheridan Boulevard off-ramp.

This lane realignment will remain in effect for several months during the construction of an Express Lanes tolling station – an electronic structure that will be used for signage and tolling for the Express Lanes upon completion of the project.

“We are splitting the right lane from the rest of traffic to create a work zone between the right lane and the two left lanes,” said CDOT Project Director Mark Gosselin. “Neither the Sheridan Boulevard off-ramp, nor the westbound Westminster Center bus stop and ramp, will be impacted by this construction.”

Ample signage will be in place to help guide the traveling public. 

The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a multi-modal project that will build an express lane in each direction on US 36, in addition to the two free general purpose lanes. The express lanes will accommodate High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and tolled vehicles. In addition, the project is replacing several bridges, building a commuter bikeway, adding BRT improvements, and installing 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.

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