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 - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Council Gets Update on Area Highway Studies

The City Council received an update on two PEL (planning and environmental linkage) transportation studies involving Greeley’s two main highways -- US 85 and US 34. The US 85 study has been underway for 4 years while the US 34 study started last year. Greeley is at the epicenter of growth in Northern Colorado and… Continue reading Greeley: Council Gets Update on Area Highway Studies

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 - 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 - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: Bipartisan Effort Results in More Transportation Funding

Colorado’s congressional delegation pulled off a major victory when they convinced their colleagues to approve a $1 billion continuing resolution to complete Colorado’s disaster relief funding. Of this, $252 million will complete the redesign of US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon and other flood recovery projects. CDOT Director Shailen Bhatt noted that the federal… Continue reading Region: Bipartisan Effort Results in More Transportation Funding

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld

Weld County: Judge Challenges Commissioners

In August 2015 the Board of County Commissioners approved a special use permit allowing Martin Marietta to build an asphalt plant off of US 34 and Weld County Road 13. A nearby HOA and few other individuals and businesses (including a business called Motherlove Herbal Company) appealed the decision. On August 9 Weld District Court… Continue reading Weld County: Judge Challenges Commissioners

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

Loveland: Flexible Zoning Overlay Passes First Reading

The City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading to encourage developers to consider lots that are difficult to build on by providing relief from existing regulatory standards that restrain development. The flexible zoning overlay is intended to get an applicant through the development process quicker with less initial cost. For example, it may… Continue reading Loveland: Flexible Zoning Overlay Passes First Reading

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer: US 34 Permanent Repairs Create Angst

CDOT has held a series of public meetings to discuss closures on US 34 between Loveland and Estes Park in order to build the highway into bedrock between mile markers 77 and 80 (Cedar Cove area) so it won’t wash out again and permanently repairing the damage caused by the flood of September 2013. After… Continue reading Larimer: US 34 Permanent Repairs Create Angst

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 Larimer, Govt Loveland

Loveland: Council Uses Federal Grants for Boyd Lake/34 Intersection

The City Council approved the use of two federal grants ($1.4 million) to improve the intersection of US 34 and Boyd Lake Road. The City previously allocated $1.8 million for the intersection in 2015. According to CDOT, the intersection was ranked as having the highest safety improvement need in the North Front Range. The additional… Continue reading Loveland: Council Uses Federal Grants for Boyd Lake/34 Intersection