C-470 Corridor Coalition hosting three telephone town hall meetings to reach 150,000 residents

September 5, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Telephone town halls allow participants to learn about the project from the comfort of home.

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Phones along C-470 will be ringing Sept. 9, 10 and 11 as the C-470 Corridor Coalition hosts a series of telephone town hall meetings to discuss proposed improvements of the freeway and adding tolled Express Lanes.

Over the course of three days, 150,000 calls will be placed at random to people living near the  C-470 corridor.  Although each telephone town hall will focus on residents in a specific county, you do not need to live in that particular area to participate.  Residents that don’t receive a call can still participate by calling 877-229-8493 and entering PIN 110302. 

The schedule for these hour-long telephone town hall meetings and the panelists for each are:

Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
Focus area: Jefferson County
Panelists: Jefferson County Commissioner Donald Rosier, CDOT Commissioner Ed Peterson, Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy, CDOT Project Director Jerome Estes, and HPTE Director Michael Cheroutes.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Focus area: Arapahoe County
Panelists:  Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, CDOT Commissioner Ed Peterson, Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon, Littleton Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Beckman, CDOT Project Director Jerome Estes and HPTE Communications Manager Megan Castle.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Focus area: Douglas County
Panelists:  Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge, Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning, Highlands Ranch Metro District Representative Allen Dreher, CDOT Project Director Jerome Estes and CDOT's Office of Major Project and Development Program Engineer Peter Kozinski.

The C-470 Coalition was formed in 2011 to provide a forum for local governments, business organizations and citizens to consider funding options and ultimately reach consensus on a plan to pay for C-470 improvements. 

In February 2013, the C-470 Coalition obtained consensus on Express Lanes as the preferred C-470 funding alternative. The Coalition is currently preparing a Revised Environmental Assessment (EA).  The Express Lanes alternative being analyzed has different access designs and locations, no longer includes a barrier separation and includes auxiliary lanes in select locations. 

For project information, visit: www.coloradodot.info/projects/c470ExpressLanes.

If you would like more information regarding the telephone town hall meetings, please contact Roger Sherman at 303-592-5465.