The I-70 East Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a joint effort between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Colorado D...
The I-70 East Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a joint effort between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The intent of the EIS is to identify potential highway improvements along I-70 in the area between I-25 and Tower Road and to assess their potential effects on the human & natural environment. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires federally funded projects that may have an impact on the environment to be analyzed through a rigorous process that allows the public to understand & comment on the benefits & impacts of the project. After a decade of working closely with residents of the neighborhoods adjacent to the interstate, CDOT has preliminarily identified a preferred alternative, which proposes to lower and partially cover a portion of the interstate. This alternative has support from the community, as well as from regional civic, business & economic development leaders.

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