Free Ride on US 36 Express Lanes for CU Boulder’s Graduation on May 7

Plenary Roads Denver waives tolls to thank commuters and communities along corridor as US 36 project completion draws near – Go Buffs!

BOULDER, CO – May 4, 2016 Plenary Roads Denver (PRD) today announced that tolls on US 36 Express Lanes will be waived for University of Colorado’s graduation on Saturday, May 7. This one-time free toll day will be effective from 6-9:30 a.m. in westbound lanes from Federal Boulevard through Foothills Parkway toll points and from 3-6:30 p.m. in eastbound lanes from Foothills Parkway through Federal Boulevard toll points.

“As we near completion of this multi-modal project, we want to recognize the commuters and community members along the US 36 corridor who have been patient with us during construction. We’d also like to congratulate CU graduates and their family and friends who will be traveling to and from Boulder on graduation day by offering complimentary use of the US 36 Express Lanes,” said Terry Ostrom, PRD Senior Vice President. “We’ve seen many benefits of this project, with commuters now having access to biking, carpooling, transit, Express Lane travel options and reliable travel times, that we are excited to celebrate with our communities in this way.”

The US 36 Express Lanes Project is a multi-modal, public-private partnership led by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), and PRD. The project includes two free general purpose lanes in each direction, one tolled Express Lane in each direction, and a bikeway along the US 36 corridor  – offering users the choice to ride the bus, carpool, bike, use the two free reconstructed general purpose lanes or pay a toll in the Express Lanes.

HPTE Director and former CU student David Spector said, “I think waived tolls are a great graduation gift to CU graduates and their families. PRD is a new partner with HPTE and the community, and we thank them for doing it. Go Buffs!”

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About Plenary Roads Denver

Plenary Roads Denver (PRD) is a Denver-based consortium of industry leading firms established to efficiently deliver improvements to the US 36 corridor. By creating a team of experts from each part of the infrastructure industry, PRD is able to ensure an integrated roadway, bus rapid transit system, and bikeway that serve the needs of all residents. PRD ‘s team consists of Ames Construction, Granite Construction, HDR and Broadspectrum, and is led by Plenary Group, an investor, developer and operator of public infrastructure projects in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Plenary Group’s U.S. headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, with an additional office in Denver, Colorado.

Flatiron Flyer buses OK’d to drive on U.S. 36 shoulders starting May 1

By Mitchell Byars
Staff Writer, Daily Camera

Drivers on U.S. 36 might notice a strange new sight passing to their right next week.

The Regional Transportation District’s fleet of Flatiron Flyer buses have been given the go-ahead to drive on the shoulder to get around slow-moving traffic on U.S. 36 beginning Sunday as the result of a bill passed by the state Legislature last month.

“The road improvements to the shoulder thanks to the U.S. 36 Express Lanes project will provide an additional resource for our buses to keep moving efficiently,” RTD general manager Dave Genova said in a statement. “Being able to utilize the shoulder during traffic congestion will allow the Flatiron Flyer to continue to provide reliable service at all times.”

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