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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.

US 36 Traffic Impacts for the Week of December 14, 2014

As part of the US 36 Express Lanes project, you can now get paid for your commute by starting a carpool during construction. Just go to 36commutingsolutions.org to fill out a short survey and get more information about “Curbing Your Frustration” and earning holiday cash for carpooling. See below for more details.

Continue to expect eastbound and westbound US 36 nightly single lane closures this week, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., from Federal Boulevard to Foothills Parkway. These restrictions are needed for multiple construction activities including sign installations, barrier removal and placements, paving and striping, material and equipment mobilization, and utility removal and installations.

Motorists can also expect various nightly traffic delays throughout the project for utility line relocations. These delays will not exceed 15 minutes, but travelers should anticipate impacts.

Federal to Church Ranch Boulevard

Various On-Ramp Restrictions

The following on-ramps will have daytime single lane and shoulder restrictions for overhead sign installation, Dec. 15-19, 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 on all ramps during these times.

Pecos Street On-Ramp Restriction

The Pecos Street on-ramp to eastbound US 36 will be closed nightly, Dec. 16-18, 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for sign installation. The ramp will reopen as soon as work is completed.

Westbound US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Westbound US 36 will have single lane restrictions from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard, Dec. 15-19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for paving activities and truck access in and out of the construction zone. One lane will remain open at all times.

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, Dec. 15-19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for paving operations. One lane will remain open at all times.

Wadsworth Parkway to 88th Street

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions, Dec. 14-20, 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

US 36 Single Lane Restrictions

Eastbound and westbound US 36 will have nightly single lane restrictions as needed from the 88th Street bridge to Foothills Parkway, Dec. 15-20, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for traffic realignment and roadway maintenance activities.

Westbound US 36 Off-Ramp to McCaslin Restrictions

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, the westbound US 36 off-ramp to McCaslin Boulevard will be closed, midnight to 4 a.m., to move a large concrete paver onto the construction site. This activity will not impact RTD bus operations, routes or schedules as work is being done around the RTD bus schedule.

McCaslin Boulevard and Ramp Restrictions

The McCaslin interchange, including ramps, and McCaslin Boulevard between Dillon and Marshall Road, will have various intermittent lane restrictions, Dec. 8-13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m., for concrete paving, signal installation and roadway grading. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. RTD operations will not be impacted.

McCaslin Boulevard to Foothills Parkway Slowing

On Thursday, Dec. 18, 10 p.m.-5 a.m., construction crews will be removing utilities across eastbound and westbound US 36 from McCaslin Boulevard to Foothills Parkway. Motorists should expected delays of up to 15 minutes. Alternate routes are advised.

Local Street Restrictions and Ongoing Closures

Westbound US 36 & East Flatiron RTD bus stop – The westbound US 36 & East Flatiron RTD bus stop will remain closed until Tuesday, Dec. 23. This closure is necessary to construct the new westbound bus stop and ramp. During the closure, RTD passengers are being directed to a temporary loading station in the RTD Park-n-Ride off Midway Boulevard.

Sheridan Boulevard Single Lane Restrictions – Northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard will have single lane restrictions from 92nd to 88th Avenue, Dec. 15-19, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. for striping, median work and signage installation.

South Boulder Creek Trail Closure – The South Boulder Creek Trail will be 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. This closure is necessary for the improvements being made to the South Boulder Creek bridge.

Upcoming Closures

Southbound McCaslin Boulevard to Eastbound US 36 Loop Ramp Closure – The existing loop ramp from southbound McCaslin Boulevard to eastbound US 36 will close permanently in January 2015. This closure is necessary to construct the new eastbound US 36 dedicated RTD bus ramp, which will mirror the nearly completed ramp on the westbound side. Prior to the loop ramp closure, the new southbound McCaslin Boulevard to eastbound US 36 on-ramp will be completed, and traffic will be directed to the new ramp for access to eastbound US 36. During this phase of construction, traffic will yield at a temporary light to make a left turn onto the eastbound ramp.

*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.