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Fine District 9 News - May Edition

 

For more than a decade the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been studying the I-70 East Corridor. During this time CDOT has been working with Globeville, Elyria and Swansea to address the failing viaduct, with the hopes of finding a solution to address the much needed improvements that will make the interstate safer, help relieve traffic congestion and assess the aging infrastructure.

On January 19, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration released their Record of Decision allowing CDOT to move forward with their project. The project will include:

  • Constructing one new Express Lane in each direction from Brighton Boulevard to Chambers Road
  • Removing the 50-year-old viaduct and utilizing a lowered highway concept between Brighton and Colorado boulevards along with constructing a four-acre park
  • Public space over the interstate between Clayton and Columbine streets.

This is a complex project and extremely controversial, which has led to various perspectives from residents in our district and throughout the city. The varying viewpoints is due to environmental justice issues this community has experienced for the last 50+ years. Below are some of the perspectives we’ve captured.  Please contact me and the authors of each piece with any questions and to let us know what you think.

Albus.Brooks@Denvergov.org

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