Friday, June 10, 2011

E-470 speed limit increased to 75 miles per hour

Board of directors this morning voted to approve the increase

The E-470 Public Highway Authority board of directors voted this morning (Thursday, June 9) to approve an increase in the speed limit on the 47-mile toll road, raising the limit from 70 miles per hour to 75 miles per hour. The change is effective immediately wherever the new speed limit is posted. All speed limit signs are expected to be updated beginning later today, with completion by tomorrow.

According to E-470 Public Information Officer Jo Snell, “The board made the change because they want to provide greater time savings and added value for our customers.” The board previously directed E-470 staff to implement an engineering review to determine if the speed limit could be increased to 75 mph. The results of the review by traffic engineering firm Felsburg Holt & Ullevig were presented at this morning’s meeting, followed by the board’s vote to adopt the new speed limit.

The E-470 toll road runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The highway extends 47 miles from State Highway C-470 at I-25 in Douglas County , ending at I-25 just south of 160th Ave. , in Thornton . The road is financed, constructed, operated and governed by the E-470 Public Highway Authority, which is composed of eight local governments: Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, and the municipalities of Aurora , Brighton, Commerce City , Parker and Thornton .

No comments:

Post a Comment