Colorado Event Celebrates The Launch Of Huge I-70 Project

The Denver Post reports, “Federal and state officials on Wednesday kicked off several off-highway projects that will serve as a prelude to next year’s massive reconstruction of Interstate 70 at Floyd Hill.” The ceremony marked the launch of early projects to construct roundabouts, wildlife crossings and a park-and-ride lot for customers of regional bus services. However, it also “served as a celebration of the larger multi-year, $700 million project. . . . Work is set to begin next spring and could last as long as five years, affecting a primary construction zone that extends six miles. . . . The Colorado Department of Transportation’s plans  include extending I-70’s westbound tolled express lane to the top of Floyd Hill to eliminate a bottleneck; reconstructing significant portions of the highway through Clear Creek Canyon to smooth those curves; and extending a frontage road while relocating major portions of the creek.”