US 36 Express Lanes, Under Construction, Denver, Colorado

Add another express lane to the “operational” list.  The US 36 Express Lanes, which serves the primary freeway between Denver and Boulder in Colorado, is open to all traffic for testing.  As noted in this article, there are some interesting components regarding the facility: Carpoolers can use the Express Lanes for free, but in order

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been actively building its next Express Lanes facility on I-405.  The facility is now in testing mode, and travelers will see visible progress.  In implementing the facility, WSDOT is changing some of its policies regarding carpools.  This is a similar change to that of Colorado DOT, who is

North Tarrant Express, Ft. Worth, Texas

This was an interesting nugget of information this morning… the speed limit on the North Tarrant Express has been raised to 75 miles per hour, whereas the general purpose lanes are 65 mph.  Given the design conditions in the corridor, including full separation of traffic, the higher speeds were justified by the Texas Department of

I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lanes, Idaho Springs, Colorado

Traffic along I-70’s mountain corridor west of Denver has a significant “tourist” component to it.  Congestion is heaviest on Saturdays and Sundays, during winter and summer.  At almost all other times, congestion is non-existent.  As a result, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its regional partners (Clear Creek County, Summit County, and various municipalities) have

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