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Public Invited to Dec. 5 C-470 Express Lanes Public House

Dec. 4, 2018 -


DOUGLAS COUNTY—
Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 for the fourth and final C-470 Express Lanes Project Public Information Open House, at the Hilton Garden Inn Highlands Ranch Ballroom—1050 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, 80126.

CDOT and contractor Flatiron/AECOM LLC will provide updates on various project elements, including trails, design, schedule, traffic control and general construction updates. Project experts will be available to address public questions and comments.

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

Express Lanes increase roadway capacity and help to manage congestion on the highways. The use of toll pricing during peak travel times provides an option for travelers, reduces delays, manages congestion and maintains reliable travel times.

Project Info

The $276 million C-470 Express Lanes project will increase mobility and user choice along 12.5 miles between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard. On westbound C-470, crews will build an additional Express Lanes from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard, and one additional Express Lane from Colorado Boulevard to Wadsworth. On eastbound E-470, they'll build one additional Express Lane along the length of the project 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, replacing the bridges over the South Platte River, installing tolling equipment, and new C-470 trail underpasses at Colorado and Quebec. When complete, motorists will have the option to use the Express Lanes on C-470 for a faster, more reliable commute in exchange for paying a toll, or drive the general-purpose lanes for free. Completion is scheduled for 2019.

Express Lanes
HOV3/Express Lanes currently are open on I-25 from Downtown Denver to 120th Avenue; US 36 from Denver to Boulder; and on eastbound I-70 from Empire to Idaho Springs. Learn more about Express Lanes, or get an ExpressToll account and pass.

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