In July 2003, CDOT and Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) began a joint study effort called the I-70 East Corridor Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS is typically a three- to five-year decision-making process required before any major federally funded transportation project can be built. The EIS ensures that issues affecting the community and the environment are identified and considered before making a final decision. The process is conducted by local, state, and federal agencies and is a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The purpose of the I-70 East Corridor EIS was to improve transportation along the I-70 highway corridor from I-25 to Tower Road and to explore potential rapid transit options from Downtown Denver to Denver International Airport.
City and County of Denver's response to CDOT's I-70 East Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
City and County of Denver's response to CDOT's I-70 East Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS)
The Colorado Department of Transportation's public comment period on the current, preferred plan for I-70 East ended Oct. 31, 2014. Denver's response to the SDEIS is below.
The City of Denver and CDOT worked together to provide extended neighborhood outreach regarding the I-70 alignment between Brighton Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard. This outreach effort focused on the neighborhoods of Elyria, Globeville and Swansea.