At an event organized by the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance this week, Governor Hickenlooper said transportation and health care will be the priorities of the 2018 legislative session. He voiced frustration that no health care bills survived this year’s session and said if “we all don’t give a little” health care will suck the moneyContinue reading “Colorado: Governor Talks Transportation”
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”
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”
The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization is conducting outreach as part of the adoption process for the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Please take the MPO’s survey using this link 2040 Transportation Survey to provide input on important transportation issues such as congestion, transit, etc.
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 severalContinue reading “I-25 Grant Approved”
At its last meeting the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization’s management council approved the appropriation of $5 million of its funds to help defray the cost the Crossroads Interchange and Berthoud hill climbing lane. This decision was described as unprecedented by 2015 MPO Chair Sean Conway. Next week our CDOT district representatives will formallyContinue reading “MPO Approves Funds for I-25”
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 expensiveContinue reading “Update on I-25 Grant”
The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization has placed an online survey about congestion issues on its website, http://www.nfrmpo.org. The 12-question survey asks participants to define traffic congestion and its causes. The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization, a federally required transportation entity, works on regional transportation issues. Its governing council is made up ofContinue reading “MPO Creates Congestion Survey”