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

FINAL EIS RELEASED - CDOT is pleased to announce the release of the I-70 East Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). See Reports
Public Review Period Extended - The public review period for the Final EIS is from January 15, 2016 through March 2, 2016. Please note that any comments provided on the Final EIS must be submitted within the review period. A copy of the Final EIS and a list of document viewing locations are available on the Reports page. Click to view - Reports
PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE - Three Public Hearings will be held to provide information about the Final EIS and the Preferred Alternative. Please join us at your convenience: February 1, 2 or 3. See Meeting Notices
PUBLIC HEARINGS - View Meeting Materials and Presentation from the February 2016 Public Hearings. See Meeting Minutes
PROJECT DESIGN WORKSHOP - View Meeting Materials from the January 11, 2016 Project Design Workshop. See Meeting Minutes
VISUALIZE -  Phase 1 of the Final EIS Preferred Alternative. Explore the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative in 3d with animated video and stills. See Visualization
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 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 EIS Project - Swansea Community Garden
I-70 EIS Project - Swansea Community Garden
I-70 EIS Project - Swansea Community Garden
VISUALIZE -  Phase 1 of the Final EIS Preferred Alternative. Explore the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative in 3d with animated video and stills. See Visualization

I-70 East Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

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

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

Public Review Period Extended: The public review period for the Final EIS is from January 15, 2016 through March 2, 2016.

Please note that any comments provided on the Final EIS must be submitted within the review period.

A copy of the Final EIS and a list of document viewing locations are available on the Reports page.

More info »

Visualization & Animation

Visualize the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative

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

See more »

Project Delivery Information

Click here for Project Delivery information.

Project Snapshot

I-70 East EIS Project Snapshot - January 2016

January 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

CDOT Response to CoPIRG Report Released Jan. 19, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY CDOT Response to CoPIRG Report Released Jan. 19, 2016

The Facts: I-70 East has seen no significant safety or capacity improvements in the 50 years since the highway was constructed.

I-70 East doesn't function efficiently as a highway today with 2016 traffic volumes and will only get worse with the volumes we expect in the future. Today, I-70 is congested up to 10 hours a day and carries up to 220,000 vehicles per day.

If CDOT does nothing, this problem will grow a lot worse. It could take up to 65 minutes to travel just 12 miles on I-70 in 2035.

CDOT is proposing a long-term, sustainable solution that would add – as the Phase 1 project – one additional lane .... click to read the full CDOT Media Advisory »

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

MYTHS and  FACTS about the I-70 East project. You may have heard ...

Click here for: I-70 East Project FAQs

Meeting Notices

Public Hearings

CDOT will host three public hearings on the Final Environmental Impact Statement in February.

The same information will be presented at each meeting:

Aurora

February 1

5:00 – 8:00 pm

North Middle School

CANCELLED

Commerce City

February 2

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Adams City High School

Denver

February 3

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Bruce Randolph Middle School

More info »

Meeting Minutes

February 1, 2 and 3, 2016 Public Hearings

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

More info »

January 11, 2016 Project Design Workshop

January 11, 2016 Project Design Workshop (thumbnail of meeting materials)

More info »

August 17, 19 & 20, 2015 Public Meetings

More info »

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?

Contact Us »

Project Updates

A preview clip is available—click to view:

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 documentary is in final production, and will be available soon!

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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.

Your input is essential!

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CDOT Project Team to be in Community

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

Notice to Elyria and Swansea Residents—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 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.