Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: North I-25 Update

The Berthoud Hill southbound climbing lane is complete (it will be repaved and smoothed this spring), Crossroads is underway and CDOT is preparing to hire a contractor for the Phase 1 project, which will add one express toll lane in each direction between Highway 14 and Highway 402. It is anticipated the project will get… Continue reading Region: North I-25 Update

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

Recently CDOT officials discussed opportunities to improve the I-25/34 and I-25/402 interchanges as part of the Phase One expansion of North I-25. It is less expensive for Loveland to coordinate the improvements while CDOT is working on the highway. CDOT doesn’t have the funding to pay for the interchanges but if local governments can help,… Continue reading Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Loveland: Lifestyle Center Approved

The City Council voted 8-0 (with Joan Shaffer absent) to approve an $258 million incentive agreement for developer Martin Lind’s The Brands project. The Brands is a 200-acre high-end, mixed use lifestyle center on both sides of I-25 and Crossroads Boulevard just south of Embassy Suites. The development, as currently proposed, would include a mixed-use… Continue reading Loveland: Lifestyle Center Approved

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer: Incumbent Commissioners Re-elected

Steve Johnson (district 2) and Tom Donnelly (district 3) easily defeated Democratic opponents to win another four-year term on the Board of County Commissioners. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® and the Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS® supported both candidates. Their re-election is good for highway transportation proponents because Donnelly in particular, proposed a innovative… Continue reading Larimer: Incumbent Commissioners Re-elected

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

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 SH… Continue reading Region: I-25 Update

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

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 highly… Continue reading Region: CDOT Receives Grant for North I-25

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: No FASTLANE Grant for I-25

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), did not approve a $137.6 million grant application from the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO), for improving I-25 between SH 402 and SH 14. About $800 million is available this year in the FASTLANE (Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies)… Continue reading Colorado: No FASTLANE Grant for I-25

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: GARA Endorses Incumbent Commissioners

GARA’s Board of Directors voted to approve three recommendations made by an interviewing committee. After interviewing five of the seven Weld County commissioner candidates (Carl Erickson and Lynette Kilpatrick did not respond to repeated invitations), the committee unanimously voted to recommend the three incumbents: Sean Conway (at-large), Mike Freeman (District 1) and Barbara Kirkmeyer (District… Continue reading Greeley: GARA Endorses Incumbent Commissioners

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

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 has… Continue reading Region: Study Will Identify Solutions for US 34

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

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 federal… Continue reading Region: Update on I-25