by Dallas Heltzell
June 13, 2016
BOULDER — Representatives of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s first public-private partnership project gathered at the Davidson Mesa scenic overlook on Monday to celebrate the substantial completion of the nearly $500 million express-lanes project along U.S. Highway 36 between Boulder and Denver.
Officials from CDOT, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise, Plenary Roads Denver, the Regional Transportation District, Boulder County and the cities of Boulder, Louisville and Superior joined state Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, to mark the official opening and noted the local, state and federal collaboration that went into the four-year construction and delivery of the project.
The first phase of the project opened July 22, 2015, and the second and final phase started tolling on March 30.