Projects

I-70 Kipling Interchange

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Project Area

The focus of the project is the I-70/Kipling Street interchange area in Wheat Ridge.

Phase 1: Planning & Environmental Linkages Study

In July 2013, CDOT completed a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study of the interchange. This detailed transportation study—informed by broad public outreach, including two public meetings, community focus groups and frequent agency coordination—provided a plan for future improvements to:

  • reduce congestion;
  • optimize operations;
  • improve safety; and
  • provide multimodal connections at the interchange.

Phase 2: NEPA & Preliminary Design

In early 2019, the project team completed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Preliminary Design phase of work. This project followed the CDOT and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) NEPA process to:

  1. Examine the needs for improvements to the interchange area;
  2. Identify the proposed action;
  3. Investigate the anticipated benefits and impacts of the proposed improvements (through an environmental assessment);
  4. Produce preliminary design plans, and;
  5. Make funding, scheduling, and phasing recommendations.

Public and agency input was used in the decision-making process.

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