US 36 Express Lanes Project
The U.S. 36 Express Lanes project is a multi-modal project led by the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Regional Transportation District (RTD) to reconstruct U.S. 36 from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior. Click here for a map of the project.
Visit CDOT's website for the latest information about the project.
The project will:
- Add an express lane, also referred to as a managed lane, in each direction of US 36 for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) and tolled Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOV);
- Reconstruct existing pavement on U.S. 36 and widening the highway to accommodate 12-foot wide inside and outside shoulders;
- Replace the Wadsworth Parkway, Wadsworth Boulevard (at 112th Avenue) and Lowell Boulevard bridges over U.S. 36;
- Reconstruct the Sheridan Boulevard Bridge over U.S. 36, along with roadway approaches and ramp intersections;
- Reconstruct the U.S. 36 bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway;
- Add Bus Rapid Transit improvements, including new electronic display signage at stations and bus priority improvements at ramps. The improvements also will allow buses to operate on the shoulders of US 36 between interchanges to decrease bus travel time;
- Install Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for tolling, transit and traveler information and incident management;
- Install a separate commuter bikeway along much of the corridor; and
- Improve RTD stations along the corridor, including new canopies with enhanced weather protection.
Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior
Project News for the Week of May 19
The girder installation on the Uptown Avenue (Old Wadsworth) bridge is complete after 22 girders were successfully installed over eight nights. The next milestone for structures is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, when the bridge deck will be poured on the Wadsworth Parkway bridge. Approximately 1,700 cubic yards of concrete will be poured to form the deck. This work will require the closure of US 36 in both directions directly under the bridge for safety. Traffic will be detoured on and off the exit ramps, but minimal delays are still expected.
Also, expect nightly delays on north and southbound Wadsworth Parkway on May 22-25, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for dirt hauling operations (see below for detailed information).
Federal to Sheridan Boulevard
Right lane restrictions are scheduled May 20-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on westbound US 36 from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard for wall construction.
Church Ranch Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard
A single lane restriction is scheduled nightly, May 20-23, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m., on westbound US 36 from Church Ranch Boulevard to Sheridan Boulevard. This lane restriction is necessary for dirt hauling operations.
Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street
East and Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions
Nightly single lane restrictions are scheduled on May 20-25, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., on east and westbound US 36 from 88th Street to East Flatiron. The restrictions are necessary for asphalt paving, dirt hauling, and barrier removal. Watch for increased truck traffic entering and exiting the roadway.
East Flatiron On-ramp Single Lane Restriction
A daytime lane restriction is scheduled on the East Flatiron on-ramp to westbound US 36, May 20-24, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. This lane restriction is necessary for wall construction. One lane of traffic will remain open, and RTD bus operations will not be impacted.
North and Southbound Wadsworth Parkway Single Lane Restrictions
North and southbound Wadsworth Parkway near the Wadsworth bridge will be reduced to a single lane on May 22-25, 10 p.m.- 5 a.m., for dirt hauling operations. A single lane will remain open, but motorists should expect delays.
Interlocken On-ramp to Westbound US 36 Closure
The Interlocken on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be closed Thursday, May 23, 1:30 -5:30 a.m. for asphalt removal and paving operations.
West Flatiron On-ramp to Westbound US 36 Closure
The West Flatiron on-ramp to westbound US 36 will be closed Thursday, May 23, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., for asphalt removal and paving operations.
One Night Closure of East and Westbound US 36 under Wadsworth Parkway Bridge
East and westbound US 36 will be closed on May 21, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for a quarter mile in each direction under the bridge. This closure is necessary for safety to pour concrete on the new bridge deck. Traffic will be detoured off of east and westbound US 36 at the exit ramps and immediately routed back onto the highway via the on-ramps. Minimal delays are expected. RTD operations will not be impacted.
East and Westbound US 36 Closure from Church Ranch to Wadsworth
The bridge deck is scheduled to be poured on the Uptown Avenue (Olde Wadsworth) bridge on Wednesday, June 5. This work will require a full closure of east and westbound US 36 from Church Ranch Boulevard to Wadsworth Parkway, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Detours will be clearly marked. Temporary bus stops will be in place for the RTD bus routes affected during this closure. More details will be released as this activity approaches.
BNSF Bridge Demolition
The BNSF bridge, located to the north of the Walnut Creek Shopping Center, is scheduled to be partially demolished starting Monday, May 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This work will not impact traffic. In the weeks ahead, we anticipate a one-night closure of east and westbound US 36 from Church Ranch Boulevard to Wadsworth Parkway to complete the BNSF demolition. More details will be released as this construction activity is finalized.
East Interlocken Trail Closure – The East Interlocken Trail underpass under US 36 will be closed from US 36 to just past Industrial lane until June 1, 2013.
Wadsworth Parkway Sidewalk Detour -- The Wadsworth Parkway sidewalk will be detoured through fall 2013 for the Wadsworth Parkway bridge replacement. A temporary sidewalk has been constructed to allow pedestrians access to cross over US 36 via Industrial Lane and Commerce Street. The sidewalk detour route is posted on the project website at www.us36expresslanes.com.
Speed limit reduced from 65 to 55 miles per hour throughout the US 36 Corridor.
Lane widths reduced from 12 feet to 11 feet throughout the project.
*Planned construction activities are subject to change due to weather and unanticipated schedule changes.*
Visit CDOT's website for the latest information about the project.
The U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project could create traffic congestion and travel disruption during construction. Visit the 36 Commuting Solutions website for several commuting options.
36 Commuting Solutions is launching new commuter resources and subsidies to reduce solo driving and increase the use of transit, vanpooling and telework during the peak of US 36 re-construction.
Incentives include $2,500 in financial assistance to help businesses establish new telework programs, RTD 10-Ride Ticketbooks (valued at $45 each) and a three-month reimbursement for new vanpoolers. For more information, visit the 36 Commuting Solutions website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-604-4383.
Summer 2012 – Construction begins
January 2015 – Express Lanes open
Hotline - 303-404-7042
Email - info@US36ExpressLanes.com
Website - www.US36ExpressLanes.com
Mobile Website - http://m.US36ExpressLanes.com