Safety

To enhance safety, CDOT to install glare screen along US 36 construction zone

Aug. 3, 2019 - Overnight single-lane closures required Aug. 5-7

WESTMINSTER – Drivers who travel US 36 between Westminster and Boulder can expect delays overnight Monday, Aug. 5, Tuesday, Aug. 6, and Wednesday, Aug. 7, as crews install glare screen on the temporary concrete barrier used to shift traffic for the Eastbound US 36 Emergency Rebuild Project.

When a portion of US 36 began to crack in early July, the Colorado Department of Transportation and its contracted partners worked around-the-clock to shift traffic and maintain two travel lanes in each direction. To enhance safety for the traveling public in this construction zone, crews will now install green slats, called glare screen, on top of the concrete barrier used to separate traffic. This will help to reduce headlight glare and increase nighttime visibility for drivers along the corridor.  

To safely complete this work, crews will close the left lanes of both eastbound and westbound US 36 in the half-mile construction zone between Wadsworth Boulevard and 104th Avenue. The lane closures are expected overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, Tuesday, Aug. 6, and Wednesday, Aug. 7. Drivers will still have one lane for travel but should expect delays.

All construction schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Crews are continuing to work to remove the damaged retaining wall. Once that is completed, work will begin on final repairs. The site is being monitored at all times to ensure continued safety of the traveling public.

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Hotline: 303-327-4028

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Website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/eb-us-36-emergency-repairs

 

REMEMBER: SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

 

Whole System - Whole Safety  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System. Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.

 

ABOUT CDOT 
CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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