BROOMFIELD , Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation will close northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard at the bridge over US 36 this weekend.
The closure will occur from Friday at 8 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. on Monday to move traffic onto the new portion of the Sheridan Boulevard bridge in Westminster.
“Once traffic has been moved onto the new bridge, crews will demolish the old Sheridan bridge nightly from Jan. 20 to 24,” Crystal Morgan with CDOT said in a statement.
When CDOT closes Sheridan motorists will be detoured to 92nd Avenue and West 88th Avenue.
“All of the on- and off-ramps on eastbound and westbound US 36 to Sheridan Boulevard will be open, but there will be no through traffic over the bridge. Delays should be expected, and drivers are encouraged to avoid the area,” Morgan said.
Additional Information From CDOT
The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a multi-modal project that will build an express lane in each direction on US 36. The lanes will accommodate High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), Bus Rapid Transit and tolled Single Occupancy Vehicles. In addition, the project will replace several bridges, build a commuter bikeway, add Bus Rapid Transit improvements, and install Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for tolling, transit and traveler information, and incident management. Phase 1 is currently under construction from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior and will open to the public in 2015. Phase 2 from 88th Street to Table Mesa Drive in Broomfield recently began construction and will open in 2016.
For more information about the project, please visit www.us36expresslanes.com or our mobile website at m.us36expresslanes.com. To receive free email updates during the project, click on the cell phone icon in the upper right corner. You can then subscribe to a variety of lists including “US 36 Express Lanes Project.”