Temporary Lane Configuration Will Be in Place on US 36 This Weekend, Nov. 21-23

November 19, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Lane restrictions planned between Louisville and Denver.

DENVER/LOUISVILLE – As part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, the Colorado Department of Transportation will realign both eastbound and westbound US 36 traffic into a temporary split-lane configuration (see attached) this weekend starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, and ending at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, to complete pavement repairs.

To accommodate the traveling public and maintain two general-purpose lanes, all tolls will be waived while the temporary weekend alignment is in place. Drivers traveling eastbound will navigate through the split-lane configuration from Interlocken to Wadsworth Parkway. Drivers traveling westbound will navigate through several split-lane configurations between 88th Street and Federal Boulevard. This configuration is expected to be in place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., the number of lanes will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. All US 36 on- and off- ramps will remain open.

“Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling on US 36 over the weekend and to pay attention to signage,” said CDOT Project Director Scott Rees. “Although we don’t anticipate major delays since two lanes will remain open, we encourage motorists to plan accordingly and add extra time to travel through the corridor.” 

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), which will start running in early 2016, 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 in July of 2015. Phase 2, from 88thStreet to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, is on track to be completed in early 2016.

For more information about the project, call 303-404-7042 or go to www.codot.gov or our mobile website atm.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.”