Category Archives: Interstate 70

Who will pay a $30 toll for just 13 miles on Colorado’s I-70?

A toll lane on Colorado’s I-70 will debut in December, saving drivers up to 30 minutes on the weekend crawl back to Denver. But will anybody pay the maximum $30 toll? Continue reading

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Vail’s ambivalence about I-70

I-70 has always been a mixed blessing for Vail, Colorado. Now comes a proposal for a sound wall on a portion of the highway, but not all residents think the reduced noise would be worth it. Continue reading

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Highest of the Whole Foods

The Whole Foods that opened in Frisco during May has the distinction of being highest in the chain of 387 stores. It also has snowboards for signs and other distinctive elements. And Frisco expects to get $950,000 per year in added sales tax revenue. Continue reading

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Limits proposed on public-private partnerships

Legislation that would more sharply define Colorado’s ability to use public-private partnerships to pay for Interstate 70 and other transportation expansions will get its first hearing on Tuesday in a Colorado Senate committee hearing. Continue reading

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Colorado public-private partnership in spotlight

Colorado’s first public-private partnership for highways has been getting pushback in the U.S. 36 corridor. But the political bedfellow are somewhat surprising. Continue reading

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Colorado high speed rail studies

C-DOT study finds high-speed mag-lev trains are feasible for the I-70 corridor. Harder than the technology is the cost: $5.5 billion from Golden to Breck. Continue reading

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Putting chips on the shoulder of I-70

It seems to work in Minneapolis, Indianapolis and a number of other places. By adding 3 to 5 feet onto the shoulder of I-70 to create a faster-moving toll lane, can traffic for everybody be speeded up on the Sunday afternoon slog? C-DOT is starting to talk about this idea. Continue reading

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Punching through Colorado’s wall of mountains

The Eisenhower bore of Interstate 70 was completed 40 years ago this month, enabling easy access from Denver and the city’s major airport to the mountain resorts of Colorado.
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