Open house planned for Sterling S-Curve Project on June 22

May 26, 2016 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Meeting will include presentation on plans; looking for public feedback

STERLING — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding an open house to present and gather public feedback on a preferred design configuration for the S-Curve project through downtown.

A community open house to gather input on the proposed design will be held on June 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the High Plains Education Center at the Overland Trail Museum, 110 Overland Trail. A presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend to provide input. Note: attendees need to park on the museum grounds.

The new S-Curve will extend along vacated railroad tracks connecting the intersection of West Main/Division/North Fifth Street with Chestnut/Fourth Street. The project also recommends conversion of Third and Fourth Streets from one-way to two-way between Chestnut and Broadway Streets.

Over the last few years, CDOT, with input from the Town of Sterling, local stakeholders and the broader public, led an alternatives-screening process to determine roadway alignment and intersection reconfiguration.

This project builds on previous planning studies, including the Downtown Master Plan Concepts Report (2011), the Downtown Sterling Roadway Conversion Report ( 2012) and the City’s 2013 Master Plan Update. These studies recommended advancing the conversion to two-way streets downtown and a new S-Curve connection.

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), CDOT has initiated a Categorical Exclusion to evaluate potential environmental impacts from the proposed design. Final design and right of way acquisition will proceed through 2016 and construction is anticipated to begin in early 2017.

Please visit the project webpage for graphics of the proposed design and additional information at To submit a comment or ask a question, please contact the Project Hotline 970-458-5449 or email [email protected].