Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2023

68┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Tim Hoover is Communications Integration Lead at Colorado Department of Transportation and can be reached at CDOT Tim Hoover Travel through one of Denver’s busiest corridors just got easier. Tolling began on the Central 70 Express Lanes on Tuesday, July 11. The Express Lanes, located between I-25 and Chambers Road, are open 24/7, and toll prices range from $1.50 to $4.50 with an ExpressToll pass. Overhead signs display current toll prices, and rates depend on time of day. The Express Lanes are free to motorcyclists, commercial transit vehicles and carpoolers with three or more passengers and a Switchable HOV Transponder. Express Lanes are designed to ease traffic congestion across all lanes in a dedicated corridor, including the untolled, or general purpose, lanes. Drivers are not required to use the Express Lanes and can always choose to use the adjacent general purpose lanes for no additional cost. Drivers are encouraged to remember the following details and rules for the new Central 70 Express Lanes: • The Express Lanes span 10 miles in each direction on I-70 from I-25 to Chambers Road. • Overhead signs will indicate current toll prices. The price drivers see when they enter the lane is the price they will pay if they have an ExpressToll pass. • License plate fees will apply for drivers who do not have an ExpressToll pass. • The Express Lanes will be free to vehicles carrying at least three passengers and using a Switchable HOV Transponder. • The Express Lanes will be free to motorcyclists and commercial transit vehicles. • Vehicles with four or more axles or longer than 25 feet can use the Express Lanes but will be charged a $25 surcharge for each trip. • Do not cross the solid white lines; enter and exit at the designated entrances and exits marked with a dashed white line only. • All speed limits and standard traffic laws still apply in the Express Lanes. These Express Lanes are a key component of the Central 70 project. Drivers who use the lanes have the option of a reliable trip time on one of the metro area’s busiest corridors, but even drivers in the adjacent, general purpose lanes still benefit from reduced congestion on the whole road. To support neighboring communities along the Central 70 corridor, CDOT is also offering an Express Lane tolling equity program to qualifying residents in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods. Qualifying residents can receive a free ExpressToll pass, transit pass and toll credit through the program. Please visit the program page for more information. SPRING-SUMMER 2023┃53 Call Us:303-710-9423 Serving Colorado & Surrounding Areas Planing Patching Trench Cutting Sweeping Recycled Asphalt Services Provided: Prime Milling is a family owned & operated full service asphalt milling company serving Colorado & surrounding areas. Putting Service Back In A Service Industry October 25, 2023 NOCOCSP.COM STUDENT INDUSTRY EXPO CONSTRUCTION CON IS A HANDS-ON, IMMERSIVE CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN NORTHERN COLORADO. THE EVENT IS DELIVERED BY NOCO CSP, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, RAISING AWARENESS AND OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS... BECOME A SPONSOR! Interested in sponsoring this event? Scan the QR code to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits. The Ranch Events Complex Loveland, CO Building Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow | C M Y CM MY CY CMY K quarterpg ad_v3.pdf 1 6/3/2022 12:34:14 PM PUBLIC WORKS COLORADO J O U R N A L NEWlogo_CPWJ:Layout 1 8/22/17 3:30 PM Page 1 CPWJ: Job Board To support our advertising partners and the construction industry we have created a JOB BOARD on our website. Go to: NEWS RELEASE SUMMER 2023 Are you recruiting Supporting our industry Add your companies vacancies