Denver Public School, additional commercial/retail development, new parks, and open space.
Frequently Asked Questions
A public hearing for the I-70/Central Park Boulevard project was held on June 25, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel. A brief presentation about the project was given and comments were received from the public. In addition, comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) were received through July 8, 2009.
On August 3, 2009, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). With the FONSI, CDOT and FHWA state that the EA has determined that the project need, environmental issues, impacts, and appropriate mitigation measures were adequately addressed and that the Preferred Alternative will have no significant impacts to the human or natural environment.
The EA and FONSI are available by clicking on the links below.
Link to EA
Link to FONSI
The signing of the FONSI started the final process to obligate American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for the Interchange project. On August 20, 2009, FHWA signed the Federal Aid Agreement that authorizes the use of funds identified for the project through congressional earmarks and an ARRA grant. With the federal funds obligated and the $30M of Better Denver Bond funds for the project, the City issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the short listed contractors from the RFQ process. Proposals for the design/build contract were submitted by Contractors in late October and a selection was made in November 2009.
The City issued a Notice to Proceed to SEMA Construction on January 29, 2010 as the project moved into the design phase. The design/build project is anticipated to start construction in June of 2010 and to be open to traffic by November, 2011.