Virtual Public Engagement Begins for US 40 Fraser Feasibility Study

News Release

July 17, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado

Community invited to submit comments

GRAND COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) invites local communities to participate in public engagement for the US 40 Fraser Feasibility Study. Community members, stakeholders, motorists, and others are invited to view study results and submit feedback. Results are available as a PDF, video, images and more. Please see further below for background information and goals for the study.

What: A recorded presentation, PDF of slides and notes from the presentation (for users with low data access) and study results are available for viewing, as well as a virtual room for viewing the presentation and study results. Comments and questions can be submitted.
When: Comments will be received until August 14, 2020. 


How: Feedback can be submitted by email to US40FraserProject@gmail

Due to current limitations on public events during the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), CDOT is providing virtual opportunities for public engagement. Information about this study is shared and updated on the study website.

Virtual public engagement includes, but is not exclusive to, the following process:

  • Public notification in local newspaper
  • Press release announcement for local media
  • Emails to project stakeholders
  • Public notification on CDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages

All methods will alert the public and stakeholders to the opportunity to review the study details and how to provide feedback. CDOT will document, record and review comments, and comments will be considered during the environmental and final design processes. CDOT encourages public input on all projects. 


The community of Fraser in Grand County is renowned for its quality of life. This community is a recreational destination and unique place to live.  With this scenic beauty and amenities, a large amount of growth has occurred in the community along with increasing tourism, making it challenging to balance high quality of life and the need for safe and efficient travel.  We want to develop a project that respects community values and helps to sustain the high quality of life the community has become accustomed to.


The overall project goal of the project is to accommodate future growth by providing a reliable multi-modal facility that promotes safety, mobility, and acceptable levels of operation along the US 40 Fraser corridor.  Preliminarily, this project is intended to address the following as part of the feasibility study improvements:

  • Accommodate future developments and travel demands
  • Add one additional lane in each direction along US 40 and improve intersections
  • Improve multi-modal safety, mobility, and operations
  • Avoid or minimize environmental and property impacts
  • Follow context sensitive guidelines and principles that are consistent with the core values and critical success factors identified by the project