The North Front Range Metropolitan Organization committed $2.2 million in funding for a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) environmental study of the corridor. CDOT will also be approaching communities along the corridor to ask if there are other areas they want included in the study, and if so, how much they will contribute.
Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway, who chairs the US 34 Coalition, said they had two priorities: the corridor access plan and the environmental study. “We are committed, all of us, to ensuring that Highway 34 has the capacity to deal with the growth that is coming our way in Northern Colorado,” Conway said. The PEL study will make the highway more competitive when it comes to state and federal funding.