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Eastbound US 36 Project Update

December 2, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado

Crews continue to place precast panels on the wall this week. Last Friday, crews had approximately 80% of the precast panels placed on the side of the retaining wall. Work on the wall, permanent bike path and fence is expected to last through December. Some overnight lane closures will be necessary as work continues. All work schedules are weather-dependent. 

Upcoming Overnight Lane Closures 

  • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., overnight Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 4 

o Along eastbound US 36, between Wadsworth and Church Ranch boulevards, the Express Lane and the 

left general-purpose lane will be closed for median barrier work. 

  • 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., overnight Thursday, Dec. 5 

o Along eastbound US 36, between Wadsworth and Church Ranch boulevards, the Express Lane and the 

left general-purpose lane will be closed for light pole installation. 

  • 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., overnight Thursday, Dec. 5 

o Along westbound US 36, between Church Ranch and Wadsworth boulevards, the Express Lane and the 

left general-purpose lane will be closed for barrier removal. 

Ongoing Work Additional work on the wall, permanent bike path, and fence is expected to last through December. This includes: 

  • Reconstruction of median barrier and lighting (this will require nighttime lane closures) 
  • Placement of 77 wall panels that form the façade of the retaining wall 
  • Permanent bike path configuration and fence barrier separation from the highway 

Temporary Bike Path A temporary bike path is open. Bicyclists should exercise caution while riding on the temporary bike path because it is located near the active construction zone and is in close proximity to US 36 traffic. The temporary bike path separated from traffic by a three-foot-tall concrete barrier. 

Bicyclists can expect intermittent closures of the bike path through November so construction crews can continue to safely work on the side of the wall. 

Stay in Touch with the Project Hotline: 303-327-4028 Email: [email protected] Website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/eb-us-36-emergency-repairs 

During this construction, safety is of utmost importance. 

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 In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative 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 the safety of 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. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options. 

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