July 11 last day for public comments on Hwy 24 EA
Public comments are still being accepted on the US 24 West Environmental Assessment (EA).
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has set a deadline of July 11 for people to send in thoughts, questions or analyses on the proposed expansion of Highway 24 between I-25 and Ridge Road.
Citizens can submit comments on the EA until July 11. The website: coloradodot.info/projects/us24west. The phone is 477-4970. The e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EA's project description includes interchanges at 8th and 21st streets, six-lane at-grade intersections at 26th and 31st and an overpass at Ridge Road. Also in the plan are design changes for a separately planned Cimarron/I-25 interchange replacement.
Other aspects include property acquisitions, noise walls, trail construction/ realignment, drainage mitigation and removal of neighborhood access to and from the highway at 14th Street and at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
The last public meeting was June 11.
After the public comment period, CDOT will begin the process of seeking approval from the Federal Highway Administration, which would make the project formally eligible for funding.
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