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The Us-36 Express Lanes Project (2014)

Transportation & Motor Vehicles

This issue brief reviews the US-36 Express Lane Project, which involves the widening and reconstruction of US-36 between Federal Boulevard in Denver and Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. In the 1950s, this section of the highway opened as a four-lane toll road as an alternative to driving through Longmont or Golden to get between Denver and Boulder. At that time, it cost 25 cents for cars and 50 cents for trucks to travel the length of the road. The tolls were discontinued in 1968 after bonds were paid off. Today, this section of US-36 carries approximately 80,000 to 100,000 cars daily.

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.