Amending the I-70 Mountain Corridor CSS Guidance

The overarching Core Value of sustainability demands that the I-70 Mountain Corridor Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Guidance have balance -- today and for future generations. The Amendment Process allows for the best and newest ideas, consistent with our vision and goals, to be used on the corridor. To ensure flexibility to address and/or incorporate innovations, new techniques, advanced technologies, and emerging trends, this Amendment Process has been designed to revise and update the Context Statement, the Core Values, and the proposed strategies.

The Amendment Process respects the CSS principles outlined in the 6-Step Process and ensures a collaborative and open approach to maintaining dynamic guidance on the I-70 Mountain Corridor. To amend the CSS Guidance, follow the steps provided below and E-mail amendment requests to: [email protected].


Steps to Amending  the I-70 Mountain Corridor CSS Guidance:

Step 1: Define Desired Outcomes and Actions

  • Establish the Project Staff
  • Identify elements of the CSS Guidance for review and potential amendment or revision
  • Determine desired outcomes from the amendment or revision and  actions needed to implement the amendment
  • Define the initial inputs
  • Establish the stakeholder list
  • Draft the Amendment Work Plan


Step 2: Endorse the Process

  • Identify the problems that amending the guidance will address
  • Confirm inputs and desired outcomes with the Project Leadership Team and stakeholders
  • Endorse the Amendment Work Plan


Step 3: Establish Criteria

  • Identify the opportunities amending the identified guidance will provide
  • Identify additional information needs


Step 4: Develop Alternatives or Options

  • Present the revision with the benefits and action items needed to implement the revision
  • Consider Lessons Learned and previous results from applying the existing guidance


Step 5: Evaluate and Select Alternative or Option

  • Evaluate and refine potential revisions


Step 6: 
Finalize Documentation

  • Document revisions and the Amendment Process
  • Amend the I-70 Mountain Corridor CSS Guidance
  • Document Lessons Learned