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Major US 36 pavement rehab work beginning this Sunday

April 5, 2020 - Metro Denver Area -  24/7 closures through next week, with one lane open in each direction on US 36 from Federal Boulevard to Pecos Street

DENVER — Significant pavement rehabilitation work on US 36 is scheduled to begin this Sunday afternoon. Work will require double lane closures in both directions of US 36 for a two-mile stretch from Federal Boulevard to Pecos Street. One lane will be open in each direction. Even with lighter traffic, there will likely be some delays, particularly under the Federal Boulevard Bridge. This is a 24/7 operation, with work beginning Sunday afternoon on April 5 and lasting through Friday, April 10.

The pavement rehabilitation work is needed to extend the life of the pavement and improve the driving surface. This work will greatly enhance safety for motorists. Next week’s work is part of a longer-term project to rehabilitate the mainline and ramps of US 36 from Federal Boulevard to Pecos Street.  

TRAVEL IMPACTS

  • Motorists are reminded to adhere to the governor's stay-at-home order and avoid all nonessential travel.

  • Some delays are likely for up to 15 minutes, particularly on US 36 under the Federal Boulevard Bridge. 

  • CDOT suggests that motorists take alternate routes if possible. 

  • Because of the ability to have daytime lane closures, this can shorten the overall project duration from 150 days to 50 days. 

  •  Motorists are urged to obey speed reductions and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.

  •  Detailed information will be disseminated on a weekly basis and updated.

  • Go to cotrip.org for the latest information on road conditions.  

 

COVID-19

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment has promulgated guidelines for construction activities. Gov. Polis announced an emergency, temporary stay-at-home order for all of Colorado, which went into effect Thursday March 26. With this order, the public is urged to #DoYourPartCO and avoid all nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.

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