Public Participation

Understanding the ideas, perspectives, and needs of key stakeholders in the corridor area is critical to building broadly supported decisions and solutions.  CDOT provided multiple opportunities for the local jurisdictions, regional partners, and general public to engage and inform the study.  The public outreach plan included the following:

Broad Public Outreach: The general public was actively engaged, ensuring meaningful input was provided on the goals and objectives, alternatives, and priorities for the phasing of recommended improvements.  Two interactive public meetings were held:

Community Focus Group Meetings: In July 2015, during the alternatives development and evaluation process, the project team met with community resource panel focus groups representing stakeholders directly affected by the corridor transportation conditions and potential improvement alternatives.  

Two Focus Groups were formed: one with area residents, commuters and multimodal advocates, and the other with corridor business representatives. The project team met with each of these groups on July 28, 2015 at the Clifton Hall to present improvement concepts and the initial alternatives evaluation and solicit feedback that will be used to shape the study's recommendations. 

Technical Team: The Technical Team (TT) met frequently with CDOT and provided technical input as the study progressed.  The TT included staff from the local communities of Mesa County, Palisade, and Grand Junction, and agencies including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (GVMPO), and Grand Valley Transit.  The members of the TT kept their respective elected officials updated and served as the primary connection with their communities and organizations.

  • Visioning Workshop: Early in the study, an interactive Visioning Workshop was held with the TT members to shape the goals and desired outcomes of the US 6 corridor transportation improvements. This was used to inform the project purpose and need and the development and screening of alternatives.