CDOT, MPO Working to Find Funding for I-25

Facing a December 31 deadline to “use or lose” a $30 million grant, CDOT has come up with a proposal that seems to have found favor with local elected officials. Johnny Olson, CDOT’s regional director, has proposed that the grant focus on two locations along North I-25 that routinely see congestion and slowdowns – theContinue reading “CDOT, MPO Working to Find Funding for I-25”

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 expensiveContinue reading “Update on I-25 Grant”

Elected Officials Successful in Push for I-25 Grant Extension

The North I-25 Coalition, a group of elected officials from jurisdictions along the highway, asked CDOT for more time to come to an agreement on a project utilizing A $90 million RAMP grant. The CDOT Directors agreed, giving Northern Colorado until December to submit a plan. Perhaps the extra time will allow CDOT and theContinue reading “Elected Officials Successful in Push for I-25 Grant Extension”

Elected Officials push for extension on I-25 Grant

The North I-25 Coalition, a group of elected officials from jurisdictions along the highway, is continuing to fight for funding to expand I-25 — when they’re not busy fighting with each other and CDOT.  At the group’s most recent meeting CDOT officials said that the proposed RAMP project (to toll I-25 from Highway 7 toContinue reading “Elected Officials push for extension on I-25 Grant”

Grant for I-25 Requires Consensus

CDOT just approved a $35 million dollar RAMP (Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnership) grant to improve and expand I-25. The grant is an important step, without which the expansion of the highway north of Longmont won’t begin until 2075. The RAMP concept is an important change to CDOT’s philosophy. Under RAMP, CDOT funds multi-yearContinue reading “Grant for I-25 Requires Consensus”