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UPDATED Traffic Alert: US 36 pavement rehabilitation lane closures

April 13, 2020
Updated traffic impacts:
Work scheduled for April 12 on US 36 from Federal Boulevard to Pecos Street was rescheduled to Monday, April 13 due to winter weather.  All lanes will be open until tonight, Monday April 13 until 8 p.m.. Traffic will be restricted to one lane on eastbound US 36 from Federal Boulevard to Pecos Street beginning 8 p.m. tonight through Thursday evening, April 16.  Additional closure not included in release below: The Federal Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound U3 36 will be closed  from 8 p.m. tonight through Thursday evening, April 23.   A detour will be in place.  The detour is expected to take up to fifteen minutes.  Lane closures are necessary for pavement rehabilitation work. 
Schedules could change depending on weather.  Please check cotrip.org for latest updates.

Contract crews will open eastbound lanes on US 36 from Federal Boulevard to Pecos Street Friday night, April 10,  following pavement rehabilitation work. Work continues on the westbound side where traffic will be restricted to one lane through Sunday morning, April 12, then all lanes are expected to open. No further lane closures are anticipated on the westbound side for the next two weeks.  

Pavement rehabilitation work will continue on the eastbound side. There will be 24/7 double lane closures on eastbound US 36 from Federal Boulevard to Pecos Street, with one lane open for traffic from 8 p.m. Monday April 13, through Wednesday, April, 15. Tolls will be waived on the eastbound side during the closures. 

Crews are conducting daytime work due to lower traffic volumes.  Schedules could change depending on the weather. 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

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.  The 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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