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Public Meetings for CDOT's Study of State Highway 7

February 14, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - The public is invited to review and provide comments on the findings and recommendations of the State Highway 7 corridor study.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) study on State Highway 7 (SH 7) between U.S. 85 in Brighton and U.S. 287 in Lafayette. The study began by assessing existing conditions and anticipated problem areas along the corridor. Over the course of the study, CDOT has developed and evaluated alternatives that reduce congestion, improve operations and enhance the safety of the road. These recommendations are being presented to the public on March 6, in Brighton and March 7, in Lafayette.

The SH 7 PEL is an important study to identify transportation solutions to address the expected population and employment growth in the region. It has evaluated the existing and future operations of the highway. There are varying characteristics throughout the corridor such as Lafayette’s downtown, rural stretches, suburban areas and sites designated for substantial commercial development. CDOT is presenting recommendations to improve the corridor while being responsive to each of the corridor communities’ goals for growth and development. The study is helping to define a common vision throughout the corridor while recognizing and maintaining the unique characteristics of its diverse segments.

Purpose of the Public Meetings
CDOT is inviting the public to review and provide input on the study’s findings and recommendations for the SH 7 corridor. The public will be able to directly interact with the CDOT Project Team, who will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and listen to additional suggestions. The public is encouraged to provide comments and ideas. Information obtained will assist CDOT in finalizing the study.

Public Meeting Information


Meeting Format:
The public meetings will use an open house format with display boards, corridor maps and other information stations. Attendees will be able to provide comments and input in various formats. The public is encouraged to stop by at any time during the meetings.

For more information about the study please visit http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh7pel.  Comments about this study can also be submitted through the web page.


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