CDOT starts work on Colorado’s Express Lanes project

Aug 17, 2016 – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has started construction on the C-470 Express Lanes project.

The $276M project will increase mobility and user choice on a 20km stretch of C-470 between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

The scope of the project will include the reconstruction of existing pavement, the addition of auxiliary lanes at selected locations, on- and off-ramp improvements, and the realignment of substandard curves.

It will also include the widening of existing bridges, the replacement of bridges over the South Platte River and the installation of ITS elements and tolling equipment.

Currently more than 100,000 motorists use the road link each day with volumes expected to increase 40% by 2035.

CDOT executive director Shailen Bhatt said: “Today we celebrate the efforts of the C-470 Coalition and all the legislative advocates that came together to support a project that not only has an incredible regional economic impact, but will touch the daily lives of commuters and community members in this area.

“We wish the project team smooth and speedy construction as they deliver this much-anticipated project to a rapidly developing region.”

Work on the project is set to be complete in early 2019.



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