Public Participation Process

Understanding the ideas, perspectives and needs of the key stakeholders in the I-25 corridor is critical to building broadly supported decisions and solutions. CDOT will provide multiple opportunities for the cities, counties, regional partners, and general public to engage and inform the study.  The outreach plan includes the following:

Work with an Executive Committee: The Executive Committee (EC) will provide input on a range of issues including the corridor vision, alternatives and improvement phasing priorities. The EC—comprised of elected officials or senior-level staff from the corridor communities along with representatives from federal and state government agencies—will be engaged at key project milestones.

Meet frequently with a Technical Advisory Committee: The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), in close coordination with EC members, will meet frequently with CDOT to provide technical input as the PEL study progresses.   The TAC will include staff from the corridor communities, local, state and federal government agencies, and other regional partners.  The members of the TAC will keep their respective elected officials on the EC updated and will serve as the primary connection with their communities or organizations.

Conduct Interviews and hold a Visioning Workshop: At the start of the project, CDOT will conduct interviews with key project stakeholders to understand their interests, goals, and desired outcomes for the I-25 PEL. The input from interviews will provide information for developing a Public Participation Plan that will guide CDOT’s specific involvement of corridor stakeholders. An interactive Visioning Workshop will be held with the EC and TAC members to confirm the goals and desired outcomes of the projects, which will help to inform the development and screening of alternatives..

Broad Public Outreach: The general public will be actively engaged, ensuring meaningful input is provided on the goals and objectives, alternatives and priorities for the phasing of implementing improvements. Two interactive corridor-wide public meetings will be held - one at the beginning of the process to educate the public on the PEL process and to collect input on the alternatives, and one later for the public to provide input on the recommended alternatives and prioritization. Stay tuned to this website for more information about those meetings.