Council approves enhancements to Sheridan bridge
(Jun 21, 2012)
At the June 11 meeting, City Council approved the expenditure of $1.19 million to provide aesthetic enhancements to the new Sheridan Boulevard bridge over U.S. 36, which will be constructed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) within the next year.
The existing bridge (including the pedestrian walkway canopy) will be demolished as part of CDOT's “U.S. 36 Managed Lanes Project.”
The new bridge will be wider and will include double left-turn lanes for traffic entering the highway at this interchange. In keeping with the city’s tradition of creating a unique identity with the appearance of virtually all bridges that span U.S. 36 or I-25 within Westminster boundaries, the new bridge will include ornamental railings, form-lined concrete on retaining walls and similar decorative features that exist on other bridges located within the city.