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Public Invited to Provide Input on Westbound I-70 at Floyd Hill Proposal

Juen 7, 2018 -

I-70 Floyd Hill to Veterans Memorial Tunnels Improvements Public Meeting

WHEN:5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12
WHERE:Clear Creek High School and Middle School
184 Beaver Brook Canyon Road
Evergreen 80439
WHO: Representatives from CDOT, the project team, local elected officials and local agencies

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY—CDOT is hosting a public meeting regarding improvements on westbound Interstate 70 at Floyd Hill. At this public meeting, CDOT will discuss the project's purpose and need, and preliminary proposed action for westbound I-70 at Floyd Hill improvements.

The public will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns and provide feedback at the meeting.

Improvements being considered on westbound I-70 at Floyd Hill include:

  • increasing travel-time reliability;
  • increasing capacity on the highway;
  • replacing a deficient bridge; and
  • addressing safety issues related to tight curves on the interstate.

An environmental assessment process is currently underway pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The project advances improvements that were selected in the 2011 I-70 Mountain Corridor Record of Decision.

Project Info

It is more important than ever to make improvements on westbound I-70 as over 91,000 people moved to Colorado in 2016, topping more than 5.5 million residents. Congestion has become extreme starting at the base of Floyd Hill on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, which can sometimes create delays of up to two hours from Denver to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels.

Congestion has a big impact on the local economy, tourism and number of crashes. It can even block off local access points during gridlock time periods on I-70, which prevents people from getting home.

CDOT is dedicated to providing the best solutions for the I-70 Mountain corridor community members as well as those who work and play in the mountains.

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