Friday, November 22, 2019

CDOT Injects $1.6 Billion Jolt Into Highways, Rural Roads and Transit

Image Credit: Hart Van Denburg/CPR News
Dozens of Colorado's roads, from jammed-up urban freeways to long-neglected rural highways, will get a much-needed shot in the arm soon. 

The Colorado Transportation Commission, which oversees the state Department of Transportation, voted Thursday morning to approve nearly $1.6 billion worth of projects. 

"The question is how, in a world of limited and insufficient resources, do we target our capacity projects to where it's going to make a difference?" [Executive Director Shoshana Lew] asked.

Garnering nearly 40 percent of the new money, [is] Interstate 25. The plan calls for hundreds of millions of dollars to go toward the "gap" project between Colorado Springs and Denver, an expansion south of Fort Collins, a rebuild in Pueblo, and a handful of other upgrades along the north-sough corridor.

For more information, read the full story on CPR News.

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