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 - 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

Draft 2040 Transportation Plan Available for Comment

The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) has released its draft 2040 Transportation Plan (RTP). The region is required to update its plan every four years because it’s a non-attainment area for ozone and Fort Collins and Greeley have moderate levels of carbon monoxide. The RTP is essentially a bureaucratic requirement but it does… Continue reading Draft 2040 Transportation Plan Available for Comment

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

I-25 Grant Approved

Jurisdictional disagreements and a devastating flood created a delay, but over a year after the idea was proposed, Northern Colorado received a $30 million grant for North I-25. CDOT's High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board (HPTE) voted unanimously to award the money to CDOT Region 4 in a competitive grant process. The grant, along with several… Continue reading I-25 Grant Approved

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

Weld County Proposes Novel Funding Idea for I-25

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway surprised many people at the NFRMPO meeting last week. The NFRMPO’s planning council oversees the federal and state transportation dollars that flow into Northern Colorado from gas tax revenues. Conway made a motion to take the entire $13.2 million STP (surface transportation program) budget available for the North Front Range… Continue reading Weld County Proposes Novel Funding Idea for I-25

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

Update on I-25 Grant

After reviewing multiple options, CDOT is now considering an upgrade to the Crossroads interchange as the latest suggestion to utilize the remaining $35 million RAMP dollars slated for I-25.  CDOT engineers say that reconstructing the Crossroads interchange would cost roughly $32 million. Once that interchange is improved it will make it quicker and less expensive… Continue reading Update on I-25 Grant