US 36 Managed Lanes Project Transportation

US 36 Managed Lanes Project

Client Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Completion Date 2017
Location Colorado

In June 2016, Sturgeon Electric crews completed construction on Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) $497M US-HWY 36 Managed Lanes Project, which creates new Express Lanes, as well as the US 36 Bikeway and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service from Denver to Boulder.

US-HWY 36 between Denver and Boulder first opened as a four-lane toll road in 1951 with only one interchange. Rapid population growth along the US 36 corridor prompted nine additional interchanges, yet the number of main through-lanes remained at four – until completion of the US-HWY 36 Express Lanes Project in 2016.

New Express Lanes have been constructed in each direction for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), and tolled single-occupancy vehicles (SOV), greatly alleviating congestion and providing travelers with additional choices.