Purpose and Need

One of the first major steps in the Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) process is to develop a purpose and need statement.

Developing this statement during long-range planning:

  • Provides a vision for future projects along the corridor.
  • Identifies the greatest needs to address.
  • Is the foundation for the alternatives analysis process.
  • Provides a way to determine the project's short-term and long-term transportation priorities.

CO 66 transportation improvements:

  • increase safety;
  • reduce traffic congestion;
  • provide managed access for existing and future development; and
  • improve multimodal mobility of people, goods and services.

The improvements should be resilient, accommodate developing technologies and strive to complement adjacent community context.

The document below summarizes the transportation needs for the CO 66 corridor and provides a more detailed description of each need in the corridor.