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CDOT agrees to brief lawmakers on U.S. 36 toll contract

The lawmakers' worries include the state's liability under the partnership and how much the company was going to charge in tolls. (The Trucker file photo)

The Associated Press

2/4/2014

DENVER — Colorado Department of Transportation officials have agreed to meet with lawmakers concerned about an upcoming contract that allows a private consortium to maintain U.S. 36 between Boulder and Denver.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/1aXQVAN ) 14 state lawmakers have said they want more information about an agreement between CDOT and Plenary Roads Denver that would allow the company to collect tolls on the highway and maintain it for 50 years.

The lawmakers' worries include the state's liability under the partnership and how much the company was going to charge in tolls.

CDOT director Don Hunt says he agrees that since this is the first public-private partnership being proposed in Colorado, the contract needs special attention. He wants to brief a legislative committee about the partnership and others being planned for I-70 and C-470.

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