Region: Business Coalition Continues Transportation Lobbying Effort

Have you seen the new climbing lane on southbound I-25 near Berthoud? Sometime next year CDOT will begin work on the $237 million Phase One project, adding a new managed lane in each direction from Fort Collins to south of Loveland. These are tangible results of Fix North I-25’s advocacy efforts to date. But we’reContinue reading “Region: Business Coalition Continues Transportation Lobbying Effort”

Region: I-25 Update

CDOT’s regional director, Johnny Olson, says work on I-25 over Crossroads Boulevard will be starting soon. All four lanes of the highway will remain open while the bridge is widened so that it can eventually accommodate additional traffic lanes. That project will be completed in 2017. Olson also said the Phase 1 project (between SHContinue reading “Region: I-25 Update”

Region: CDOT Receives Grant for North I-25

Last week CDOT learned its request for a TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant had been approved by the DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation). CDOT will use the grant to help fund its “Phase 1” program, which will add a third lane between SH 14 to about SH 402. According to DOT, “the highlyContinue reading “Region: CDOT Receives Grant for North I-25”

Larimer: US 34 Permanent Repairs Create Angst

CDOT has held a series of public meetings to discuss closures on US 34 between Loveland and Estes Park in order to build the highway into bedrock between mile markers 77 and 80 (Cedar Cove area) so it won’t wash out again and permanently repairing the damage caused by the flood of September 2013. AfterContinue reading “Larimer: US 34 Permanent Repairs Create Angst”

Loveland: Council Uses Federal Grants for Boyd Lake/34 Intersection

The City Council approved the use of two federal grants ($1.4 million) to improve the intersection of US 34 and Boyd Lake Road. The City previously allocated $1.8 million for the intersection in 2015. According to CDOT, the intersection was ranked as having the highest safety improvement need in the North Front Range. The additionalContinue reading “Loveland: Council Uses Federal Grants for Boyd Lake/34 Intersection”

Region: Study Will Identify Solutions for US 34

CDOT is preparing to hire a consultant to manage a planning and environmental linkage study (PEL) for the corridor from Glade Road to Weld County Road 49 east of Greeley. The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) approved funding for the study as requested by the US 34 Elected Officials Coalition: The highway hasContinue reading “Region: Study Will Identify Solutions for US 34”

Region: Update on I-25

CDOT representatives say the Berthoud Hill Climbing lane construction (southbound) was scheduled to begin on May 16. The work will happen at night and will involve the closing of one lane. The project will be significantly complete by December 2016.  CDOT also announced we should hear if I-25 will be the recipient of two federalContinue reading “Region: Update on I-25”

Berthoud: Trustees Contribute to I-25

On May 10th the Berthoud Board of Trustees voted to support CDOT’s TIGER transportation grant application for I-25 by contributing $25,000 as part of the local match. The Trustees should be commended for the contribution – Berthoud will not benefit directly since the grant, if approved, will improve I-25 between SH 14 and SH 402.Continue reading “Berthoud: Trustees Contribute to I-25”

Region: MPO Commits Money to Highway 34 Study

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 CountyContinue reading “Region: MPO Commits Money to Highway 34 Study”

Region: Transportation Commission Devotes Additional Dollars to North I-25

On April 21 the Transportation Commission agreed to provide an additional $50 million for I-25. The money will serve as part of the local contribution if the Federal Department of Transportation approves the TIGER grant that is part of the proposed Phase 1 project to add an additional lane between SH 14 in Fort CollinsContinue reading “Region: Transportation Commission Devotes Additional Dollars to North I-25”