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Central 70 Project Telephone Town Hall and Public Meeting Set for Feb. 15 and 16

Discussion will focus on the Public Private Partnership process and next steps


DENVER—
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15 about the Public Private Partnership (P3) process for the Central 70 project. Topics will include selecting a developer and the next steps before construction.

What/When/Where:

  1. Telephone Town Hall
    7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15
    Dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter pin 112034 to join the meeting.

  2. In-Person Public Meeting
    5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16
    Open House with a 6 p.m. presentation
    Swansea Recreation Center
    2650 E. 49th Ave.
    Denver, CO, 80216

All materials provided at the meeting will be provided in both English and Spanish.

Who:

Representatives from HPTE and the CDOT Central 70 Project

About the Central 70 Project:

The Central 70 Project will improve safety, mobility and community connections along one of Colorado's most congested interstate corridors. The project includes removing the 50-year old viaduct, lowering a section of I-70 below grade and constructing a four-acre cover over the interstate. Learn more.

One new Express Lane in each direction will be added between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road. A Record of Decision (ROD), completing a 14‐year study process, was released on Jan. 19, 2017, approving the project to move forward with construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018.

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. Learn more.

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