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Traveler Impacts

The current and upcoming traveler impacts will be listed here for both road and pedestrian/bicycle trail closures and more.

For weekend lane closures, click here.

South Boulder Creek Trail Closure November 17th-February 1st

The South Boulder Creek Trail will be closed on either side of US 36 during construction of the
US 36 Express Lanes Project. The trail between South Boulder Road and Marshall Road will
remain open, however, for the safety of the traveling public, access under US 36 will not be
allowed. This closure is necessary for the improvements being made to the South Boulder Creek
bridge.

The South Boulder Creek Trail will be closed on either side of US 36 during construction of the US 36 Express Lanes Project. The trail between South Boulder Road and Marshall Road will remain open, however, for the safety of the traveling public, access under US 36 will not be allowed. This closure is necessary for the improvements being made to the South Boulder Creek bridge. Click here for a printable flyer and map.

Coal Creek Trail Closure June 2014 - September 2015

The Coal Creek Trail is closed between Dillon Road and McCaslin Boulevard through fall 2015, while crews construct a new concrete box culvert. Once the culvert is complete, the existing trail will be reestablished through the western portion of the culvert and reopened to the public. The detour utilizing Dillon Road, 88th Street, South Rock Creek Parkway, and McCaslin Boulevard will keep bicyclists safely outside of the construction zone. The detour can be found here and will be in place and signed appropriately.

Big Dry Creek Trail Closed Sept. 8, 2014 –November 2014

The Big Dry Creek Trail is closed at US 36 during construction of the US 36 Express Lanes project through November 2014 for pipe installation. The trail on both sides of US 36 will remain open, however, for the safety of the traveling public, access under US 36 will not be allowed.  The detour to 104th Avenue and Church Ranch Boulevard will be clearly marked. Click here for the detour to 104th Avenue and Church Ranch Boulevard.

US 36 Traffic Impacts for the Week of November 23, 2014

In observance of Thanksgiving, no work impacting traffic will take place after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Crews will resume nighttime work on Sunday, Nov. 30.

The westbound US 36 & East Flatiron RTD Park-n-Ride will be closed starting at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, through 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, totaling approximately three weeks. RTD patrons will be directed to load the buses at the bottom of the stairs in the RTD Park-n-Ride off of Midway Boulevard.

Federal to Church Ranch Boulevard

Various On-Ramp Restrictions

The following on-ramps will have daytime single lane restrictions for overhead sign installation, Nov. 24 and 25, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Federal Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36
  • Sheridan Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36
  • Church Ranch Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36
  • Northbound Wadsworth Parkway on-ramp to westbound US 36
  • Wadsworth Parkway on-ramp to eastbound US 36
  • Interlocken Loop on-ramp to eastbound US 36

 

One lane will remain open at all ramps but motorists should expect work on the ramps during these times.

Eastbound and Westbound US 36 (East of Federal Boulevard to McCaslin) Delays

Expect up to 15-minute delays on eastbound and westbound US 36, between McCaslin and Federal Boulevard, Nov. 24 and 25, midnight-4 a.m., for overhead sign installation. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and use alternate routes. The delays may not occur every night depending on when crews are mobilized for this activity.

Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Westbound US 36 will have single lane restrictions from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard, Nov. 24 and 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. for noise wall installation. One lane will remain open at all times.

Church Ranch Boulevard On- and Off-Ramp Lane Restrictions

The Church Ranch Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound US 36 and the eastbound US 36 off-ramp to Church Ranch Boulevard will have single daytime lane restrictions, Nov. 24 and 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., to complete curb and gutter, and sign installation.

Westbound US 36 Off-Ramp to Church Ranch Boulevard Restrictions

The westbound US 36 off-ramp to Church Ranch Boulevard will have single lane restrictions, Nov. 24 and 25, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for paving operations. One lane will remain open at all times.

Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street

Westbound US 36 On- and Off-Ramps to Wadsworth Parkway

The westbound US 36 on- and off-ramps to Wadsworth Parkway will be closed intermittently, Nov. 23-25, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for paving. Traffic will follow the detour to East Flatiron Crossing Drive. Ramps will reopen nightly when work is complete.

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions, Nov. 24 and 25, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m., from 88th Street to Church Ranch Boulevard. These lane restrictions are necessary for dirt and concrete hauling, paving, and barrier removal and placement.

88th Street to Foothills Parkway

Westbound US 36 Off-Ramp to McCaslin Boulevard

The westbound US 36 off-ramp to McCaslin Boulevard will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1 -5:30 a.m., to mobilize a large paving machine. Traffic will be detoured to Foothills Parkway. RTD bus operations will not be impacted, as work is being scheduled to coordinate with RTD bus schedules.

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions from the 88th Street bridge to Foothills Parkway, Nov. 24 and 25, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for barrier removal and installation, and roadway excavation.

McCaslin Boulevard and Ramp Restrictions

The McCaslin interchange, including the on- and off-ramps, and McCaslin Boulevard between Dillon and Marshall Road, will have lane restrictions, Nov. 24 and 25, , 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. RTD operations will not be impacted.

Local Street Restrictions and Ongoing Closures

The South Boulder Creek Trail Closure – The South Boulder Creek Trail will remain closed on either side of US 36 until February 2015. The trail between South Boulder Road and Marshall Road will remain open, however, for the safety of the traveling public, access under US 36 will not be allowed.

Promenade Drive Single Lane Restrictions – Expect single lane restrictions on Promenade Drive, Nov. 24 and 25, and Nov. 28 and 29, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. One lane will remain open and flaggers will be on-site to guide the traveling public. This restriction is necessary for wall construction and structure painting.

Northbound Church Ranch Boulevard Lane Restrictions – Expect single lane restrictions on northbound Church Ranch Boulevard, Nov. 24 and 25, , 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for concrete finish work. One lane will remain open at all times.

East Turnpike Drive Closure For the safety of the traveling public, Turnpike Drive to the east and west of Lowell Boulevard is closed to all through traffic. This closure is necessary to construct the noise walls and relocate utilities on eastbound US 36. Flaggers will be on-site and local traffic will be allowed through the work zone.

Upcoming Closures

Closure of Westbound US 36 & East Flatiron RTD Park-n-Ride – The westbound US 36 & East Flatiron RTD Park-n-Ride will be closed starting at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, through 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, totaling approximately three weeks. This closure is necessary to construct the new westbound bus stop and ramp. During the closure, RTD schedules will be impacted, and RTD passengers will be directed to utilize a temporary bus stop located in the RTD Park-n-Ride off of Midway Boulevard.

Westbound Traffic RealignmentThe push to realign westbound traffic onto the new concrete pavement continues throughout the week. The next major traffic realignment from the BNSF bridge (just west of Church Ranch Parkway) to Wadsworth Parkway will take place Dec. 5-8, and will require the following ramp closures.

  • Westbound US 36 Off-Ramp to Wadsworth Parkway closed starting at 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, through 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8.
  • Northbound Wadsworth Parkway Loop-Ramp to westbound US 36 closed starting at 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, through 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8.

Ramps will reopen upon completion of the construction activities if completed before the posted times. Traffic will follow posted detour routes or are advised to use alternate routes. RTD bus operations will be flagged through, not impacting routes or schedules. The westbound US 36 Broomfield Park-n-Ride loading area will be relocated approximately 30 feet to the southwest during this alignment. Signs will be in place to guide RTD patrons. To obtain additional information regarding RTD schedule/routing information or impact, contact 303-299-6000 or rtd-denver.com.

*Planned construction activities are subject to change due to weather and unanticipated schedule changes.

For information on commuting alternatives, please go to www.36commutingsolutions.org/-us-36/incentives/

Speed limit reduced from 65 to 55 miles per hour throughout the US 36 Corridor.