US 36 and I-25 Express Lanes Easing the Way For Metro Commuters

03-Sep-2015 to 23-Nov-2015

CDOT, HPTE, and Plenary Roads Denver (PRD) recently released highlights of Phase 1 of the US 36 Express Lanes and I-25 Express Lanes. Since tolling began on July 22, commuters are embracing the traveling choices as evidenced by initial results, which are in line with expectations, including: 

  • 38,637 switchable HOV transponders distributed to date 
  • Bus speeds are meeting contractual obligations for travel times in the Express Lanes, helping to get riders where they need to go more efficiently 
  • Cyclists are actively using Phase 1's 11-mile bikeway from Turnpike Drive in Westminster to 88th Street in Louisville 
  • Number of HOV user transactions is 278,411 and the number of transactions by toll users is 947,219 97 percent of the monthly bills 
  • US 36 license plate toll bills were under $15, and 89 percent of the monthly I-25 license plate toll bills were under $15 
  • Ongoing monitoring of drivers continues to ensure minimal illegal crossing over double solid white line separating Express Lanes and free general purpose lanes 

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