Work Hours on Hwy 36 Will Be Extended Starting Monday

Hwy 36 signAccording to Kody King, information officer for Mercer Fraser, the construction company working on Hwy 36, there will be extended hours for work starting Monday. He explained,

…[S]tarting Monday afternoon May 21, 2018 we will be extending our working hours on the project. These extensions will be flagging with 30 min delays. The full closure times will remain the same and not change. On Mondays we plan on extending our flagging hours to 8pm. On Tuesday through Thursday we plan to start work at 6am and work until 8pm. And on Fridays we are planning on starting work at 6am. Attached is the flyer to remind everyone of the full closure times that have been in effect. Also, a friendly reminder with Memorial Day weekend coming up. We will not be flagging on the project Friday May 25, 2018 and will resume work Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 6am in the morning. Hope this helps the weekend travelers get to their destinations for the holiday weekend. Let me know if you have any questions and/or comments.



  • I am not a frequent traveler on 36, but need to schedule a medical appointment during the work week that takes me through this route. Can anyone point me in the direction of the most reliable up-to-date full-closure, flagging, etc. schedule for 36 in the next few weeks, so that I know how to plan a little better? The above report is confusing and there is no attached flyer that I can see. Thanks!

    • Pretty easy. M-Th: full closure 8-12 and 1-5. Friday: 8-12 and 1-3. Been that way since the project started. 30 min delays before and after the full closure is the only thing that appears to have changed.

  • Please know there is additional work on 36 between Dinsmore & Mad River. See photo. I suggest calling the clinic for updates on timing. And make your appt for before the noon opening & get through early, or come through at noon but have your appt at 2 or later!

  • Thank you for your answers!! Best wishes to you all.

  • During the 12-1 opening, there are 2 pilot cars running traffic both ways,
    During the morning and evenings there will be 1 pilot running. Hope that helps. Please do not “hang back” timing is important and when someone causes a huge gap by hanging back it screws up the works. Thank you

  • festes haggins

    You guys and gals are kicking butt on that project!

  • So will the road not be closed at all on Friday the 25th?

    • “We will not be flagging on the project Friday May 25, 2018.” I would read that as no closure. On three day weekends, often construction projects are halted early or don’t even start on the Friday before.

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