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CDOT and HPTE Host Telephone Town Halls July 9-10 on the Express Lanes Master Plan

July 1, 2019 - Denver Metro Area - Telephone Town Halls to discuss Express Lanes Master Plan 

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) will host a series of telephone town halls Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10, to share information about the Express Lanes Master Plan. 

As Colorado continues to grow and develop, the proven success of Express Lanes and the use of toll revenue-backed project financing, which supports accelerated transportation infrastructure development, has created a need to develop a statewide strategic Express Lanes Master Plan (ELMP) to proactively prepare for Colorado’s future needs. 

The Express Lanes Master Plan will serve as a comprehensive long-term strategic road map for the prioritization, planning, and development of future Express Lanes.

Telephone Town Hall information:

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, July 9

    • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Denver metro area east of I-25 and south of I-70 

    • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. for Denver metro area west of I-25 and south of I-70

  • Wednesday, July 10

    • 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Denver metro area north of I-70

    • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. for mountain areas west of Denver to Frisco, Colo.

How to participate:  CDOT will call residents in the Denver metro area and mountain communities along the I-70 corridor. If you do not receive a call or would like to participate, dial 855-710-6230

Express Lanes, which are being built throughout the state, help relieve congestion and provide funding to offset transportation costs, including ongoing operations and maintenance. Express Lanes work for everyone. Trip reliability and travel speeds are improved, congestion and delays are better managed, and transit also benefits from Express Lanes. Drivers are never forced to take Express Lanes, they can always choose free general purpose lanes. Some Express Lanes offer free carpooling with three or more people in the car and a Switchable HOV Transponder.

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 are currently open on I-25 between downtown Denver and 120th Avenue, US 36 between Denver and Boulder, and on I-70 between Idaho Springs and Empire. 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 CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

 

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY. 

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

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