Update on Eastbound US 36 Emergency Rebuild project

July 22, 2019 - Denver Metro Area

As of Wednesday, July 17, CDOT selected Kraemer North America as the contractor for the Eastbound US 36 Emergency Rebuild project. By Thursday morning, the project team began meeting to discuss options for the design of the project. 

In the meantime, while the design phase continues, crews from Kraemer and CDOT spent the weekend working on removal of the damaged retaining wall. Crews are continuing this work today and will be doing so throughout the week. The site is being monitored at all times to ensure continued safety for the traveling public. 


A bike detour is in place. Bicyclists can take Uptown Avenue to 112th Avenue, 112th Avenue east to Westminster Blvd., and then take a right on Promenade Drive N. to get back on the bike trail.


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!


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 the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


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.