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

DENVER, Colo. –The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) will host a public meeting and telephone town hall to provide an opportunity to learn more about the Public Private Partnership (P3) process for the Project, including selecting a developer and the next steps before construction. The telephone town hall will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15,  and an in-person public meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16.

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE:

Telephone Town Hall

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7-8 p.m.

  • Call 1-877-229-8493 and enter pin 112034 to join the meeting

In-Person Public Meeting

  • Thursday, Feb. 16

  • 5 – 7:30 p.m. – Open House (presentation begins at 6 p.m.)

  • 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 4-acre cover over the interstate. One new Express Lane in each direction will be added between Brighton Blvd 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. For more information, visit www.coloradohpte.com

For more information on the Central 70 Project, visit central70.codot.gov