CDOT extends U.S. 36 acceleration lane to ease Foothills traffic

BOULDER — The Colorado Department of Transportation is extending the acceleration lane on eastbound U.S. 36 at the Foothills on-ramp to relieve traffic.

The lane will be lengthened by about two miles, the Daily Camera reports. The plan is to ease Denver-bound traffic caused by drivers trying to merge from the Foothills Parkway on-ramp.

The additional lane is created by reformatting the existing lanes and using the shoulder to widen the acceleration lane. The cost of the project is about $100,000.