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

Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

To-date local governments in Northern Colorado have added significant funding to ensure North I-25 is improved and expanded. Larimer and Weld Counties, plus Johnstown, Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland, Timnath and Windsor, as well as McWhinney provided $25,000,000 in local contributions for the Phase 1 project adding an additional lane between SH 14 and SH 402.… Continue reading Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

HB-1348, “Prohibit HOV Requirement on North I-25 Express Lanes,” would reverse CDOT’s new express lane policy, which requires three occupants (HOV-3) for free use of any new express lane on North I-25. Instead, the bill would make an express lane free for vehicles with two occupants. The problem with the bill, according to CDOT, is… Continue reading Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt - County Weld, Govt Johnstown

Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

Last week the Johnstown Town Council did not ratify the agreement to donate $6 million for the SH 402 interchange redesign as part of the I-25 Phase One project. At the last moment the town’s mayor, who had helped broker the deal, got cold feet. He argued Johnstown should not have to contribute $6 million to… Continue reading Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

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

Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects

In a few years, Loveland drivers will see a third lane on US 34 over the I-25 intersection and a reconfiguration of the SH 402 and I-25 intersection as part of CDOT’s Phase One expansion of I-25. The City Council approved a resolution committing $14 million to include the improvements now rather than adding them… Continue reading Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects

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 - 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

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

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