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Attend July 26 Meeting to Offer Input on Westbound I-70 Mountain Corridor Improvements Process

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY—From 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, CDOT is hosting its second public meeting regarding the Westbound Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor Improvements Concept Development Process. During the meeting, the CDOT team will present and discuss public recommendations it received during its first public meeting this spring, gather additional input, discuss next steps and request additional scoping input for two upcoming projects: the Westbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane and Floyd Hill.

At the first meeting in mid-March 2017, CDOT received comments and perspectives from attendees to help identify improvements for consideration as CDOT transitions into the Tier 2 National Environmental Policy Act process, which allows the project team to examine individual projects or sections in greater detail.

Public suggestions will be considered as CDOT identifies highway improvements for westbound, from the top of Floyd Hill to Empire Junction. Suggestions will also be reviewed as CDOT transitions into the NEPA process.

Background

It's more important than ever to make improvements on westbound I-70; more than 91,000 people moved to Colorado in 2016, topping more than 5.5 million residents. Congestion has become extreme starting at the base of Floyd Hill on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, which can sometimes create delays of up to two hours from Denver to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels.

Congestion has a big impact on the local economy, tourism and the number of crashes. It can even block local access points during gridlock on I-70, which prevents people from getting home.

CDOT is dedicated to providing the best solutions for the I-70 mountain corridor community members as well as those who work and play in the mountains.

What: Westbound I-70 Mountain Corridor Improvements Concept Development Process Public Meeting #2

When: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Where: United Center, 1440 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs 80452

Who: Representatives from CDOT, the project team, local elected officials and local agencies

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