Northeastern Colorado Studies

CO 7 Cherryvale to 75th Street EA & FONSI

Environmental Assessment (EA) May 2008 - This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the environmental, social, and economic impact of the proposed action for State Highway (SH) 7 between Cherryvale Road and 75th Street (approximately 2.2 miles). For this study, the lead federal agency is the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the applicant. This EA evaluates the impacts of the Preferred Alternative. This is compared against the No-Action Alternative. Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) October 2008 - SH 7 is a principal east-west arterial roadway serving as a commuter and intra-regional facility (see Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-2). To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an Environmental Assessment (EA) was conducted to evaluate the reasonable alternatives that address the purpose and need for the project and assesses the impacts of implementing the proposed improvements. Two alternatives, the No-Action Alternative and the Preferred Alternative (build alternative) were evaluated in the EA. The build alternative was identified as the Preferred Alternative. Keywords: Studies, State Highways

CO 59 Resurfacing from Seibert to Cope

CO 59 from Seibert to Cope - The project consists of overlaying the existing roadway with 2.5 inches of hot mix asphalt and in places patching degraded areas. In addition, various structures will receive rehabilitation work. This will include bridge railing, guardrail, signing, delineators, and striping. This will improve the roadway function and make it safer for traffic. Kit Carson, Washington Counties, Colorado Highway

CO 71 Resurfacing south of Limon

Colorado Highways, CDOT will begin a resurfacing project on a 37-mile stretch of CO 71, south of Limon, between mile points (MP) 63.8 to 100.83.

CO 392 Environmental Overview Study (EOS)

The CO 392 Environmental Overview Study identified a transportation solution supported by local and regional planning partners that identifies right of way, which must be preserved for improvements. This plan will be used by planners to set aside right of way as development occurs along the corridor. The CO 392 EOS study limits are from CO 287 to the west to Weld County Road (WCR) 23 to the east. Keywords: Studies, State Highways, Construction Complete

Ports to Plains

This study was a joint effort by four state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) including Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. It includes I-70 from I-25 east to US 40/287 and then south along US 40/287 to the Colorado/Oklahoma border. The purpose was to create a Development and Management plan for the Ports to Plains Corridor, which outlines a proposed plan for the corridor and serves as an essential tool for securing federal funding for corridor development. It contains several elements that improve the transportation network’s ability to move people and goods. Nearly 1,400 miles long, the corridor consists of 511 miles of 4- to 6-lane roadway, 755 miles of 2-lane roadway, and 113 miles of roadway in metropolitan areas. Keywords: Studies, US Highways, Interstates