Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Press Release - Recovery Act Metering Project Complete

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DOT.STATE.CO.US/


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 2, 2009


CONTACT:

Mindy Crane -- (303) 757-9469, Cell -- (303)-880-2136

RECOVERY ACT RAMP METERING PROJECT COMPLETE

DENVER-- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed a safety and mobility project, which installed four ramp meters in various locations across the Denver metro area, including Adams, Douglas and Jefferson counties.

Ramp meters are signals used during peak travel times on on-ramps to control the flow of traffic onto Interstates or freeways in order to prevent congestion and help improve the flow of traffic. The ramp meters were installed on the following ramps:

  • Sheridan Boulevard to westbound US 36
  • 84th Avenue to northbound I-25
  • Kipling Parkway to eastbound C-470
  • Yosemite Street to westbound C-470

The project also installed a new automated traffic recorder on the ramp from northbound I-25 to Thornton Parkway. The automated traffic recorder will record daily traffic counts and will help CDOT identify traffic volume trends at this location.
Colorado Boring Co. of Fort Collins, CO was the contractor for the $1 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project.


In all, Colorado will receive more than $400 million for transportation projects and $103 million for transit projects. For a list of CDOT's Recovery Act projects and more project photos, visit www.dot.state.co.us/arra.


ARRA Metering Project Complete 1

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ARRA Metering Project Complete 2

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ARRA Metering Project Complete 3

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ARRA Metering Project Complete 4

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