|Increasing congestion on I-25. Image credit: Flickr|
As population in Colorado has grown,the roads have faced increasing congestion and deterioration. Last year alone, Colorado added more than 100,000 new residents and by 2040, the population is expected to reach 8 Million. Providing capacity and upkeep for new and existing residents is proving to be a major issue. Currently, CDOT allocates most of its budget to maintenance; in the future, CDOT may face up to a $25 Billion revenue shortfall by 2040 because of falling state revenues. Multiple funding options are being discussed to address the shortfall.
For more information, read the article on Colorado Public Radio.