04.04.16

Gardner Joins CDOT, Local Leaders in Welcoming I-25 Expansion

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today joined the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and local officials in ribbon–cutting ceremony marking the end of construction of the North I-25 Express Lanes between US 36 and 120th Avenue. Photos of the ceremony can be found here.

“I join Coloradans in celebrating an important accomplishment for Colorado’s transportation infrastructure and welcoming the much anticipated opening of the I-25 express lanes,” said Gardner. “I was proud to support the six-year reauthorization of the highway bill, which included several key provisions that benefit Colorado and allow for the expansion of I-25. I look forward to continuing to work with CDOT, local elected officials, and my colleagues to meet our long-term infrastructure challenges in Colorado and along the Front Range.”

Background:

  • Gardner, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, secured several provisions in the Highway Bill, including improvements to the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA). Gardner worked with his colleagues to ensure three Colorado road projects, including the future expansion of I-25, would be able to use TIFIA and move forward with construction.

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. 

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