E-470 Public Highway Authority
Denver, CO, U.S.

E-470 Toll Highway

Fluor, as a full equity partner of Platte River Constructors, LLC, provided design and construction services for phases 2 and 3 of the $323-million, 29-mile, 4-lane toll highway, known as E-470.

Client's Challenge

The E-470 toll highway was ultimately designed to provide an eastern loop bypass around the Denver metropolitan area.

Fluor's Solution

The project scope included design and construction of roadway and bridges, as well as toll facilities including a state-of-the-art Toll Beltway Management System (TBMS).

Project construction included 13 major interchanges, 34 bridge structures, three mainline toll plazas, and seven grade separations. The project had a three-year schedule and was the first major design-build toll highway facility in the United States to reach construction.

Extensive value engineering produced a $90-million reduction in construction costs.

The TBMS scope included complete turnkey services for design, fabrication, technical support, equipment, software testing, installation, restraints, documentation, and warranty for the fully functional and integrated system.


The project included environmental mitigation, maintenance facilities, and relocation of utilities. The first operable portions of the highway were delivered to the E-470 Public Highway Authority within 34 months of the notice-to-proceed, and the entire initial phase was completed in 46 months.