HPTE Town Hall Meeting Nov. 5 to discuss the priorities and process for finding a partner for the improvements on I-70 East Denver

October 29, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Meeting attendees will learn about CDOT’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise process to explore potential private investment on proposed improvements to I-70 through east Denver.

DENVER -- The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) today announced a public town hall meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5 to discuss the process involved in finding potential private investment and a partner for the proposed improvements to I-70 East in metro Denver.

Representatives from HPTE, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the I-70 East team will be available to discuss how the HPTE is exploring private investment to finance and accelerate improvements to I-70 East; the process of finding the right private partner for I-70 East; and to highlight elements of a possible Request for Qualifications. Meeting attendees will be able to ask questions and provide input at the meeting.

Who: Representatives from HPTE, CDOT, and the I-70 East EIS project team

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5

Where: Swansea Recreation Center, 2650 E. 49th Ave., Denver.

Note: Spanish translation and childcare will be available. For special assistance, please call (720) 475-7039 prior to the meeting.

In July 2014, CDOT ​directed the H​PTE​ to begin the process to explore various finance and delivery options for I-70 East improvements. A public private partnership (P3) is one of the options, which may ask a private partner to also assume operations and maintenance of a project once they have designed and constructed it. The next step in the process is ​to determine what kind of partner we want for this project.

The HPTE wants your input ​to ​help to ​prepare a "Request for Qualifications" document, which describes the I​-​70 East project, and asks teams to submit their​ qualifications to be considered for this project. Learn more about HPTE and provide your input on finding a partner for the proposed I-70 East project by visiting www.cdotexpresslanes.info.

​The HPTE operates as a government-owned, independent business within CDOT. It searches out innovative ways to finance projects to help Colorado fulfill its commitment to increase travel choices through options that include Express Lanes, transit, biking, walking and carpooling.

For more information, visit these websites:

●     HPTE: www.coloradohpte.com

●     On-line Survey on “Finding a Partner” process: www.cdotexpresslanes.info