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US Hwy 36 Construction Schedule June 8-14

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) are continuing construction on the U.S. 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes Park.
This week, crews will be performing site excavation, rip rap, embankment, and culvert installation activities throughout the work zone.

The following delays should be expected during the week of June 8 on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park (weather permitting):
· Sunday, June 8: No work
· Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13: from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: stops of 15 minutes;
· Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13: from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: stops of one hour
· Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13: from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: stops of 30 minutes
· Saturday, June 14: No work
“We are in the process of completing Phase 1 of the project which included a significant amount of closures and weekend work to facilitate blasting activities. We have completed the major blasting and greatly appreciate the local communities’ patience during this period” said Chris Boespflug, CDOT engineer for the project. “As we move into the summer season, we understand the importance of weekend traffic on this road for residents, businesses and tourists and are no longer planning any more daytime weekend work.”

There will be limited work that needs to take place before Phase 2 of the project begins in July. Any construction delays and lane reductions will be limited to the weekday and night time hours.
Throughout the duration of construction, cyclists are not permitted on U.S. 36 within the work zones, and several trail access points will be closed for safety. Other flood-impacted highways will remain open for cyclists, who ride at their own risk and are urged to ride using extra caution.

American Civil Constructors, Inc. of Littleton, CO is the project contractor.

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