i-25 trafficDenver-area commuters lost 49 hours, on average, due to traffic congestion in 2014.
(Source: DenverBusiness Journal)

PEL Study Process

This PEL study process was the first step in understanding critical transportation problems and needs in this portion of I-25.

What did we do?

The project team worked with local agency representatives and area stakeholders to identify needs and opportunities, which then informed the Purpose and Need Statement of the PEL. Using data on existing conditions and potential changes, the project team developed multiple alternatives for the study area. The project team evaluated these alternatives based on Purpose and Need, and goals and objectives. Following a public meeting in June 2019 to present the alternatives, the project team repackaged the alternatives and evaluated their impacts, both positive and negative, using models and analytics. The public input, evaluation results, and other technical data were compiled into the PEL report.

What is next?

The report will be posted online in March 2020. It lays the groundwork for subsequent projects.

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