C-470 is the southwestern portion of the Denver Metro’s beltway. It runs along the densely populated Highlands Ranch and connects travelers from I-70 West to I-25 South. The corridor carries upwards of 100,000 vehicles every day in its busiest sections, by 2025, it is expected that the local population growth in the corridor will grow by 34 percent. Overall, the project adds new tolled Express Lanes and improves general purpose lanes from I-25 to Wadsworth.

Why (Or Why Not) P3

The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) has recently completed a Level 2 Traffic & Revenue study that demonstrated that the project could generate enough revenue to borrow $100 million. There is need to analyze this further which will be completed in the Value for Money Analysis. As a result of the early analysis, it appears that the project may be a design-build procurement rather than a P3.

C-470 Investment Grade Traffic & Revenue Study NTP

On September 30, 2014, CDOT's Office of Major Project Development gave the Notice to Proceed for the C-470 Level 3 Traffic and Revenue analysis to Louis Berger Group. Their study will be completed late 2015. To read a summary, click here.