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HPTE will host a Telephone Town HalI meeting on US 36 Express Lanes Phase 2 and Special Events Toll Rates

September 22, 2015 - Denver Metro/CDOT Region 1 - Public can provide input on both topics at Oct. 1 meeting.

DENVER -- The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) will host a telephone town hall meeting to provide attendees information on the proposed tolls for the second phase of the US 36 Phase 2 Express Lanes and proposed special event toll rates for the corridor.

The meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m., will feature representatives from HPTE, CDOT, Plenary Roads Denver and Mayor Clint Folsom from the Town of Superior to present the information and join in the discussion. People can call in to 1-877-229-8493 and use PIN number 112034 starting at 7 p.m.

Phase 2 of the US 36 Express Lanes Project, from Superior/Louisville to Boulder, will open in early 2016. The express lanes in each direction on US 36 are being built in addition to the two free general purpose lanes and will accommodate High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and tolled vehicles. Phase 1, from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior, opened July 22, 2015.

Special event rates apply to sporting events, concerts, performances, school functions, fairs, parades and other events that could generate significant traffic volume. If demand for the Express Lanes gets high during these events, increased rates for special events can help maintain reliable and quick travel times along US 36. The rates would not affect HOV drivers. As long as these drivers are using a switchable HOV transponder, and have two or more people in the vehicle, they will not be charged during special events or anytime.

For more information on the proposed US 36 Phase 2 toll rates or special events rates, click here or visit: https://www.codot.gov/programs/high-performance-transportation-enterprise-hpte/projects/us-36/transparency-events-outreach/events.

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About Express Lanes: Express Lanes increase roadway capacity and help to manage congestion on the highways. The use of toll pricing during peak travel times reduces delays, manages congestion and maintains reliable travel times. Express Lanes currently span seven miles on I-25, between downtown Denver and US 36. For more information, visit expresslanes.codot.gov.

About the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE): 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 www.coloradohpte.com.

About Plenary Roads Denver: Plenary Roads Denver (PRD) is a Denver-based consortium of industry leading firms established to efficiently deliver improvements to the US 36 corridor. By creating a team of experts from each part of the infrastructure industry, PRD is able to ensure an integrated roadway, bus rapid transit system, and bikeway that serve the needs of all residents. PRD ‘s team consists of Ames Construction, Granite Construction, HDR and Transfield Services, and is led by Plenary Group, an investor, developer and operator of public infrastructure projects in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Plenary Group’s U.S. headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.

For more information on the US 36 Express Lanes , go to www.us36expresslanes.com.