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Welcome to the I-70 East Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) project website!

NEWS RELEASE - Local Hire Program and New Funding for Job Training: CDOT will provide training and set hiring goals to enable hundreds of local residents to work on the reconstruction of the I-70 corridor ... see Project Updates
NEWSLETTER - Read the May 2016 Central 70 Connector, a new bimonthly community update on the future reconstruction of the I-70 East corridor. See Newsletters
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP - View the Meeting Summary for the April 7, 2016 Swansea Community Cover and Highway Aesthetics Workshop. See Meeting Minutes
CHANGING LANES - Preserving Community in the I-70 East Corridor. A documentary covering the history of I-70 East and its relationship to the Elyria and Swansea and Globeville Neighborhoods. See Project Updates
I-70 East/Central 70 Project Right-of-Way Office - see the Project Updates.
VISUALIZE -  Phase 1 of the Final EIS Preferred Alternative. Explore the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative in 3d with animated video and stills. See Visualization
PUBLIC HEARINGS - View Meeting Materials and Presentation from the February 2016 Public Hearings. See Meeting Minutes
I-70 EIS Project - The I-70 Viaduct, 46th Avenue, and the RR Bridge
I-70 EIS Project - The I-70 Viaduct
I-70 EIS Project - The I-70 Viaduct
I-70 EIS Project - I-70 Traffic
I-70 EIS Project - Community Meetings
I-70 EIS Project - Community Meetings
I-70 EIS Project - Community Meetings
I-70 EIS Project - Swansea Elementary
I-70 EIS Project - Swansea Elementary
I-70 East EIS Project Area - Aerial Photo of the I-70 Corridor
I-70 East EIS Project Area - Deteriorating Viaduct Light Pole
I-70 East EIS Project Area - Aerial Photo of the I-70 Corridor

I-70 East Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS)

The I-70 East Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released on January 15, 2016. A copy of the Final EIS is available on the Reports page.

CDOT is pleased to announce the release of the I-70 East Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public review.

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Visualization & Animation

Visualize the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative

Explore the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative in 3d with animated video.

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Project FAQs

What will and will not the I-70 East/Central 70 project do? Read the I-70 East/Central 70 Project FAQs.

Project Snapshot

I-70 East EIS Project Snapshot - January 2016

January 2016

Project Delivery Information

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Central 70 Project

The new Central 70 name is intended to distinguish the Phase 1 construction project from the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Read more: Alternatives

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Central 70 Connector

New bimonthly community update on the future reconstruction of the I-70 East corridor.

May 2016 Central 70 Connector Newsletter

May 2016 Central 70 Connector newsletter (thumbnail of newsletter)

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What is CDOT's Plan for Drainage for the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative?

The design of the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative requires a comprehensive and independent drainage system to address water from two sources. Read the Drainage Fact Sheet.

I-70 East Partial Cover Lowered Alternative Drainage Fact Sheet

What would moving the interstate mean to the local street network?

Impacts to local streets is one of the primary reasons CDOT determined that rerouting I-70 is not a reasonable alternative. Up to 75,000 vehicles per day would travel 46th Ave (Colorado Boulevard-like volumes). The adjacent street network would see huge volume increases as well, as shown in the map:

Local Traffic Impacts of Rerouting I-70 East Map

For a full list of reasons this option was screened out through the study process see: Alternative Analysis Technical Report

Meeting Notices

Community Leaders Coordination Meeting

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Project Right-of-Way Office

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Meeting Minutes

April 7, 2016 Swansea Community Cover and Highway Aesthetics Workshopsummary:

April 7, 2016 Swansea Cover and Highway Aesthetics Community Workshop (thumbnail of meeting summary)

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February 1, 2 and 3, 2016 Public Hearingsmeeting materials, presentation and summaries:

February 1, 2 and 3, 2016 Public Hearings (thumbnail of meeting materials)

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Your Input is an important part of the EIS process.

Your input is an important part of the EIS process.

Use our online Feedback Form to let us know what you think »

Need to contact the project team?

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Media Advisory

Read the latest CDOT media advisory: Media

Project Updates

Media: News Release: CDOT Announces Job Training and Local Hiring Goals for Central 70 Project (June 22, 2016) (thumbnail)

Local Hire Program and New Funding for Job Training

CDOT will provide training and set hiring goals to enable hundreds of local residents to work on the reconstruction of the I-70 corridor from Brighton Boulevard to Chambers Road, an unprecedented workforce development program supported, in part, by a recently announced $400,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Read the CDOT news release (June 22, 2016)

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CHANGING LANES
Preserving Community in the I-70 East Corridor

CDOT has funded the creation of a documentary covering the history of I-70 East and its relationship to the Elyria and Swansea and Globeville Neighborhoods.

The full documentary is available online!

Click to view:

- Full Documentary (29:01 min)

- Preview Clip (02:26 min)


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Project Right-of-Way Office Now Open

The I-70 East/Central 70 project now has a project right-of-way office at 3601 East 46th Avenue (Sno-White Linen & Uniform Rental). Right-of-way team members will be available at this location Tuesday through Thursday to provide property-related information and answer your questions.

More information:
I-70 East/Central 70 Project Right-of-Way Office

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Community Leaders

In lieu of the Community Leaders Meeting, the project team is pleased to offer extended office hours on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm at the I-70 East/Central 70 Project Right-of-Way Office.

This is a new format for the Community Leaders Meetings that were held at the same time. Project staff will be available to provide project updates and answer questions during these times. The extended office hours will start on April 6, 2016.

More information: Meeting Notices

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CDOT Project Team to be in Community

I-70 East EIS / Central 70 Team Member ID Card - project team members will have project identification cards like the one shown here As part of the I-70 East/Central 70 project, members of the project team will be in the community performing a variety of field survey functions. They will be easily recognizable by the I-70 East project identification tags they will be wearing. They will be using various types of surveying and monitoring equipment to identify the location of utilities and other notable land features.

If you have any questions or in the event you believe that any I-70 East project personnel inadvertently entered property other than the public right-of-way, please notify Lee Lovell at Atkins at 720.475.7090. Please note that any concurrent activities by the personnel of the public utility companies are beyond the control of I-70 East project team.

Make sure you have the right information about your property and CDOT

CDOT has been notified by concerned residents that individuals have been going door-to-door in the neighborhood with materials on the I-70 East/Central 70 project. If you have any questions on whether or not the person approaching you is from CDOT, please ask them for their project identification tags. Please note that the badges now include both the I-70 East and Central 70 logos.

If you have questions about your property and the CDOT process, please contact Tawana Kelly, Real Estate Specialist, at 303.757.9846 or tawana.kelly@state.co.us.

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Property Acquisitions

CDOT began the acquisition of properties for the I-70 East project in the fall of 2013. The residential properties in this first phase have now been acquired and the occupants have been relocated into permanent replacement housing. In addition, each property has been cleared of asbestos and any hazardous materials. For the safety of residents, we will soon begin demolition of these residential properties. At any given time, there will be several residences in various states of demolition.

If you have any questions or concerns about these demolitions, please call 303.757.9413 and leave a message.

More information: Purchase & Relocation (ROW)

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I-70 East Corridor Project: Creating a Better Future

This video features the structural, safety and congestion challenges the I-70 East Corridor Project currently faces between Brighton Boulevard and Tower Road in Denver, Colorado. It presents a solution developed by CDOT and the community.

http://youtu.be/V6yJddTX19M

Let's create a better future.

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