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CDOT Engineering Region Boundary Changes

In an effort to enhance customer service, CDOT has decided to modify the engineering regions. The new region boundaries are based mainly on county boundaries and will reduce the number of regions from six to five effective July 1, 2013. Over the next few months, CDOT will develop a transition plan and finalize details so any changes to our external and internal stakeholders are as seamless as possible.

Background
In October, CDOT introduced proposed changes to the CDOT engineering region boundaries and solicited feedback from CDOT employees as well as stakeholders in the planning regions, cities and counties. After receiving feedback and analyzing the various options, CDOT has decided to modify the regions based mainly on county boundaries and reduce the number of regions from six to five effective July 1, 2013. To help slowly begin the transition, Tony DeVito will become the Acting Region Transportation Director (RTD) for Region 6 starting January 2nd, 2013 while still serving as RTD for Region 1 and become the RTD of the new region effective July 1, 2013.

The boundary changes were primarily pursued in an effort to enhance customer service by:

  • Better aligning of regions with county boundaries allowing the counties to coordinate with only one region, rather than two or sometimes even three.
  • Better aligning of regions with Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs) where appropriate.
  • Creating “one stop shopping” for many more local governments and transportation stakeholders as well as some internal CDOT offices.
  • Simplifying highway responsibilities in the Denver metro area and better aligning engineering and maintenance boundaries in other areas.

Changes to Engineering Region Boundaries

The major changes to the boundaries are:

  • Region 6 and a portion of Region 1 will be combined into a new region and will include:
    • All of Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson Counties.
    • The majority of Broomfield County with the exception of a small portion north of SH 7, which will remain in Region 4.
    • The US 36 corridor between I-25 and Baseline Road in Boulder.
    • The Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel.
    • Summit County will move from Region 1 to Region 3
    • All engineering and maintenance in Park County to Region 2.
    • All of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties will move from Region 1 to Region 4.

As discussions continue, minor exceptions may emerge within a county, such as State Highway 67 in Douglas County, where it may make better sense for another region to have responsibility for a particular highway or segment of highway.

Over the next few months, CDOT will develop a transition plan and finalize details so any changes to our external and internal stakeholders are as seamless as possible.

View the map of the existing regions and proposed changes. View a list of frequently asked questions.

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