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U.S. Department of Transportation Approves $54 Million Loan to Rebuild U.S. 36 in Boulder-Denver Area

Photo of U.S. 36 transit busWASHINGTON, D.C. 09/01/11

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $54 million loan that will help pay for two additional lanes and the reconstruction of U.S. 36, bringing congestion relief to drivers in Colorado.

The Colorado Department of Transportation's High Performance Transportation Enterprise, the recipient of the loan, estimates that, once completed, the new and improved U.S. 36 will provide an estimated 25 minute time savings for drivers traveling between Boulder and Denver.

The project consists of a 10-mile segment of U.S. 36 from the northern end of the existing, reversible I-25 Express Lanes towards Boulder in the northwest. It includes construction of one new managed, high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction and the reconstruction of the general purpose lanes for a total of six lanes. Read Secretary LaHood's Press Release.