DENVER — Sunday, June 01, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and elected officials on Monday will celebrate the fifth anniversary of FASTER (Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) with the completion of the 100th bridge repaired as part of the program.

FASTER, approved by the General in 2009 to change the way that transportation funding works in Colorado, generated funding for state roads, transit and bridges that lacked sufficient funding for repairs and safety improvements.

WHO: Gov. Hickenlooper; former State Sen. Dan Gibbs; former State Rep. Joe Rice; Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez; Dan Blankenship, Executive Director of Roaring Forks Transit Authority; and Transportation Commission Chair Doug Aden.

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Monday, June 2

WHERE:  U.S. 6 Design Build Project funded by FASTER bridge and safety funds

The event will be held on the east side of the U.S. 6 bridge over the BNSF railroad tracks. To access the event, travel east on U.S. 6 in the right lane just east of I-25. Exit as if you are taking the Osage Street exit making a U-turn into the event area. A flagger and message board will help to direct you. Please remember that due to construction the northbound I-25 ramp to eastbound U.S. 6 is closed. The southbound I-25 ramp to eastbound U.S. 6 is open.

More information about FASTER can be found at http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/faster.

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