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

Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) Release Date  September 5, 2014. Click to read the Project Update below
Community Leaders Coordination Meetings - August 20, 2014 at Swansea Elementary School (see Meeting Notices)
View the Meeting Materials for the June 18, 2014 Community Leaders Coordination Meeting (see Meeting Minutes)
Property Purchase and Relocation - CDOT has started the early acquisition efforts to purchase certain impacted properties. Click to read the Project Update below
Share Your Ideas for Improvement to the Project! Read the notice to Elyria and Swansea Residents - see the Project Update (Existing View of I-70 - Aerial View)
Share Your Ideas for Improvement to the Project! Read the notice to Elyria and Swansea Residents - see the Project Update (Visual Simulation of I-70 - Aerial View)
CDOT Project Team to be in the Community - read the Project Update
CDOT is NOT Considering Rerouting I-70! Read the Project Update
See Detailed Design Maps for the SDEIS Alternatives. New engineering drawings for the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative Basic and Modified Options have been added! See the Alternatives page
Get involved and stay informed about the project! Join the email list, see New Info, and attend the next meeting
We need your input! Make suggestions, ask questions or contact us

Your Input

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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Consultants
& Contractors

A new page has been added for consultants and contractors

Learn about project procurement and how to schedule a consultant/ contractor meeting »

Meeting Minutes

June 18th Community Leaders Coordination Meeting June 18, 2014 Community Leaders Coordination Meeting (thumbnails of exhibits and summary)

May 21st Community Leaders Coordination Meeting May 21st Community Leaders Coordination Meeting (thumbnails of exhibits and summary)

View meeting minutes »

Upcoming Meetings

Community Leaders Coordination Meeting

Aug. 20, 2014

Swansea Elementary School

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SDEIS

Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) Release Date

on or before

Sept. 5, 2014

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Project Updates

Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) Release Date — September 5, 2014

The Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) will be available for public comment on or before September 5, 2014. Public hearings, to receive comments on the document, are tentatively scheduled for September 23rd, 24th and 25th. Locations for viewing the document will be announced soon. It will also be available on this website on the Reports page.

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Property Purchase and Relocation Process

CDOT has started the early acquisition efforts to purchase certain impacted properties for the I-70 East Project. Agreements have been reached with owners and these purchases are almost complete. By June, CDOT will begin closing on multiple properties, and these properties will be vacated. Perimeter fencing will be installed and an environmental inspection of the properties will be completed. The properties will be temporarily boarded up. This entire process, ending with demolition, will take several months to complete. During this time, the neighborhood will be monitored. Should you notice any suspicious activity, please call 911.

For more information about the property purchase and relocation process see the Purchase & Relocation (ROW) page.

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Share Your Ideas for Improvement to the Project

Community Mitigation Update, Notice to Elyria and Swansea Residents (Dec. 2013) (thumbnail) Since the start of the I-70 East project a decade ago, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have demonstrated a strong commitment to engaging the communities along the study area to be a part of the decision making process.

CDOT would like the members of the community to know what the plans are for reducing impacts of the I-70 East project on the community and how they can participate in making the project better for their neighborhood. For more information about the measures being considered to reduce impacts and how to provide input please read the notice to Elyria & Swansea Residents (this document will be updated periodically):

Community Mitigation Update (Dec. 2013)

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I-70 East EIS Team Member ID Card - project team members will have project identification cards like the one shown here

CDOT Project Team to be in Community

As part of the I-70 East 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.

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CDOT is NOT Considering Rerouting I-70!

Perceptions and Realities - click to view the PDF - last updated October 2013 (thumbnail)

Read about some of the false perceptions and learn about the realities regarding this alternative: Perceptions and Realities »

Letter of Support to CDOT - City and County of Denver, Adams County, and Commerce City (thumbnail)

Click to read the Letter of Support from the City and County of Denver, Adams County, and Commerce City to CDOT »

Recently, there have been many questions about whether CDOT is evaluating an alternative that would realign I-70 around Denver using Interstates 270 and 76. This alternative was eliminated from consideration early in the project process, as documented in the Draft EIS (DEIS).

Additional reasons for not considering this option a reasonable alternative for I-70 East will be included in the Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS), expected to be available in Spring 2014. The alternatives being evaluated by CDOT for improvements to I-70 can be found on the Alternatives page.

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See Detailed Design Maps for the SDEIS Alternatives

See Detailed Design Maps for the SDEIS Alternatives (thumbnail) Visit the Alternatives page to view the DRAFT design maps of the alternatives being considered in the upcoming SDEIS. These are the maps that are discussed at the monthly Community Leaders Coordination Meetings.

New engineering drawings for the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative Basic and Modified Options from Brighton Boulevard to Tower Road are now available online!

 

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Decisions are coming for I-70 East

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are close to making decisions on the I-70 East project. See what we have recommended as the Preferred Alternative to improve I-70 between I-25 and Tower Road. Our goals are to resolve congestion, improve safety, and make it easier to get on and off the highway. The recommended Preferred Alternative is the result of many conversations with the community and public input. We are close to making a decision. We want to hear your opinion. Tell CDOT what you think!

What is the recommended Preferred Alternative? See the Alternatives page.

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