The public is invited to the C-470 Express Lanes Open House to meet the contractor team

DOUGLAS COUNTY—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), with the C-470 Express Lanes project contractor team Flatiron/AECOM, is hosting a public open house, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn Highlands Ranch, 1050 Plaza Drive.

After years of collaboration, planning and extensive community input, the public is invited to meet the contractor team and get the latest C-470 Express Lanes project information.

When this $276 million project is complete, motorists will have the option to use the Express Lanes for a faster, more reliable commute, or the free general purpose lanes along 12.5 miles between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

The project also includes full reconstruction of existing pavement; the addition of auxiliary lanes at selected locations; on- and off-ramp improvements; realignment of substandard curves; widening of existing bridges within the project area; replacing the bridges over the South Platte River; and installing ITS elements and tolling equipment.

Over 100,000 motorists currently use this segment of C-470 each day, with volumes projected to increase 40 percent by 2035. Construction is projected to be complete in spring 2019.