Public Invited to Denver Hearing Regarding I-70 Mountain Corridor

October 14, 2010 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Federal Highway Administration are holding an another public hearing on the future of the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.

It will be held in Denver on Thursday, October 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CDOT Headquarters, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue.  The hearing includes an open house and written comments from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., a presentation from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and verbal and written comments and open house from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and provide verbal or written comments on the proposed transportation solution (Preferred Alternative) presented in the Revised Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).  The document identifies and describes the improvements that address the future transportation requirements of I-70, between C-470 and Glenwood Springs.

Information about the proposed Preferred Alternative, other alternatives considered, and their respective impacts will be on display at the hearing.  Project team members also will be available to answer questions.

Comments received during the hearing will be officially documented by a court reporter.

Those unable to attend the public hearing are encouraged to review the document online and comment at through November 8, 2010.   A hard copy of the document also is available for review at 24 locations listed on the website.

All comments received at the public hearing and during the review period will be addressed and considered before the Final PEIS, scheduled for completion in winter 2011.  The Record of Decision is expected in spring 2011.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for persons with disabilities or language barriers.  Please contact CDOT’s I-70 Mountain Corridor Environmental Manager Wendy Wallach at (303) 365-7046 or e-mail [email protected], if you require such assistance.