Bids to build the extension for the Southeast Rail Line are due in mid-spring. A contractor will then be chosen to construct the extended line, which will have an opening in 2019.
RTD FasTracks prepared a video flyover of the Southeast Rail Extension. Check it out here. Watch the video
The E and F lines, connecting Denver and Lone Tree
The Southeast Rail Line includes 19.1 miles of the popular RTD light rail system. It extends from I-25/Broadway to Lincoln Avenue in Douglas County, with an additional connection along I-225 from I-25 to Parker Road. The Southeast Rail Line Extension will make the Southeast line even more successful than it is today. The current plan is to extend light rail transit service to the new RidgeGate Parkway Interchange by providing the following:
In July 2014, the RTD Board of Directors gave the go-ahead to move forward with the Southeast Rail Extension. The Board approved a plan to keep the Southeast Light Rail Extension in the pipeline to receive a potential federal grant of $92 million from the Federal Transit Administration. The Board’s move was a key step in RTD’s efforts to receive that federal money for the project.
Stakeholders in the southeast have committed to contributing $35 million to $40 million in cash, rights-of-way and other items to get the light rail extension project completed. This local match would comprise 16.5 percent of the project cost and far exceeds the 2.5 percent match RTD has asked of its local partners. Of the project’s total $207 million cost, RTD’s investment would be $66 million or about 32 percent.
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