US 36 Environmental Impact Statement

From 2003 to 2009, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), studied multi-modal transportation improvements for the U.S. 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder in the U.S. 36 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  

The U.S. 36 Final EIS was released for public review in October 2009, and corridor-wide public hearings were held in November 2009 to collect public input during a 45-day comment period. Public comments on the Final EIS were responded to in the US 36 Corridor Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation Record of Decision (ROD).

In December 2009, FHWA and FTA signed the U.S. 36 Record of Decision, the federal decision document that describes the transportation project, explains the rationale for the project decision, responds to public comments received during the Final EIS comment period, and makes commitments as to how the project will mitigate impacted environmental resources.  

The signing of the Record of Decision completes the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the U.S. 36 EIS. The completion of the NEPA process better positions U.S. 36 improvements to qualify for state and federal funding.

To view the U.S. 36 Record of Decision or the U.S. 36 Final EIS visit the Project Documents section of this Web site.