Eastbound US 36 Emergency Rebuild Near Wadsworth Boulevard

On Friday, July 12, crews closed eastbound US 36 near Wadsworth Boulevard after large cracks formed on the highway due to settlement issues.

Crews have opened the eastbound lanes by shifting two eastbound lanes onto the westbound side with a concrete barrier separating the each direction of traffic. This is a stable interim traffic pattern that will be sustainable until eastbound US 36 can be rebuilt following a major collapse of a section of the retaining wall and roadway due to settlement issues.

Travel Advisories

  • As of Tuesday, July 16, about a half-mile section of US 36 near Wadsworth Blvd is now four lanes (two in each direction). The Express Lane and shoulder in this area are operating as general purpose lanes (the Express Lane and shoulder on this small section of US 36 have been converted to two eastbound lanes. No tolls are applied to this section, but Express Lanes are operating as normal outside of the traffic configuration). 
  • As of Wednesday, July 17, CDOT selected Kraemer North America as the contractor for this emergency rebuild project.
  • Travel in this area will be slower than usual, so motorists are advised to expect some delays and give themselves extra time when traveling the corridor during peak periods.
  • The bike path over the railroad bridge is closed. A 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
  • Know before you go; check for the latest traffic conditions.
  • Give yourself extra time for your commute and plan ahead.
  • Telecommute if you are able to do so.
  • Consider combining or skipping trips, especially during peak travel times.
  • Drive with extra care and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one ahead.
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