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Meet SAM! Swansea Air Quality Monitor

At the request of the community, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has partnered with Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to install a comprehensive air quality monitor at Swansea Elementary School. This project is known as the Swansea Air Monitoring Station, or SAM. SAM is located in the parking lot to the east of the school. Download the fact sheet read more about SAM.

Swansea Carnival

On Saturday, May 20, the Central 70 Project teamed with community partners to attend the annual Swansea Elementary School Carnival. The Central 70 Project team conducted hourly drawings to give away 11 bikes to local children. Thank you to the Northeast Transportation Center (NETC) and Xcel Energy for your donation of bikes and helmets and assistance with traffic control on the day of the event.

Representatives with Denver Environmental Health (DEH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) were also there to showcase the Swansea Air Monitoring System (or SAM) and share air quality levels with the community. This system is currently monitoring the air quality and will continue doing so until a year after the Central 70 project construction is complete. Click here for a current summary of the air quality index around the state.

Green Pillars on 46th Avenue

Have you noticed the green pillars under the I-70 viaduct at Columbine and Clayton streets? These pillars indicate the east-west boundaries of the park that will be part of the Central 70 Project once construction is complete. This 4-acre park will be about 1,000 feet long, and will stretch across the lowered highway just south of Swansea Elementary School. The park will include amenities like youth soccer fields and a splash park. See flyover animations of the park and covered highway.


'duct-work project awarded by Westword

Last September, the Central 70 Project, along other sponsors and partners, held a community event to transform the I-70 viaductThis project was called, 'duct-work. The team worked with more than 20 artists to produce urban art murals along 46th Avenue between Brighton Boulevard and York Street. This project was just named, "Best New Urban-Art Project in Denver " by Westword. Read the full story

Final RFP Released at March 3, 2017 Meeting

On Mar. 3, 2017, the CDOT Transportation Commission and the HPTE Board approved the issuance of the final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Central 70 Project at a joint meeting. The final RFP was released to the four shortlisted teams on March 6.

Federal Highway Administration Approves Central 70 Project

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today approved the reconstruction of Interstate 70 through central Denver, concluding a 14-year unprecedented outreach and community engagement process. In the official Record of Decision (ROD), federal transportation officials outlined what will be built, how it will be funded and which environmental and community measures will be implemented. Their approval concludes the federally required National Environmental Protection Act process and allows the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to proceed with its Central 70 Project. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018.

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