|North I-25 Segment 6 is shown in black outline above. Image credit: CDOT|
On Thursday, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced three projects across Colorado were awarded a total of $47M through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Gratn Program. $20M of these funds were awarded to the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) for improvements to North I-25 Segment 6 between SH402 and SH56 near Johnstown and Berthoud.
Regarding the award announcement, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer said, “All of our work that we’ve been doing, with the I-25 Coalition, the business community and the state department of transportation, has paid off…We have for years now recognized I-25 as Colorado’s Main Street.” The award helps expedite expansion of I-25 by decades, with an anticipated 2022 completion date.
The other projects in Colorado awarded BUILD grants were CDOT’s vehicle-to everything (V2X) project and the City of Glenwood Springs’ South Midland Avenue project to modernize water and broadband infrastructure.
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