Access to Westbound US 36 From Church Ranch Boulevard Closed This Weekend

September 9, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Sept. 11-14

WESTMINSTER/BROOMFIELD – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Church Ranch Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be closed starting Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 a.m. This closure is necessary for final concrete work at the bottom of the ramp as crews work to put the finishing touches on Phase 1 of the project.

“We appreciate the public’s patience as we complete some details on Phase 1,” said CDOT Project Director Scott Rees. “Hopefully, impacts in the future will be minimal, and drivers can continue to enjoy the newly opened Express Lanes.”

The detour for the ramp closure is Church Ranch to Wadsworth or Westminster Boulevard to 120th to Wadsworth to access the westbound US 36 on-ramp at Wadsworth. RTD buses will be flagged through the work zone, but during the closure, passengers will need to board at a temporary location approximately 30 yards to the south of the existing loading area. Signs will be in the area to assist drivers using the detour and RTD passengers.

The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a multi-modal project that is building an express lane in each direction on US 36, in addition to the two free general purpose lanes. The Express Lanes 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, opened this past summer. Phase 2, from 88th Street to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, will open in 2016.

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