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

News:
CDOT Announces Job Training and Local Hiring Goals for Central 70 Project

Date: June 22, 2016

"FHWA awards Department $400,000 to support workforce development for project to reconstruct I-70 in central Denver.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (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 by a recently announced $400,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

One of only nine pilot projects of this type authorized nationally, CDOT proposes to focus local hiring on neighborhoods adjacent to I-70 in central Denver. Normally, federally funded projects are prohibited from setting geographically-based hiring goals. This is the first time a Colorado project has received special permission from FHWA to set local hiring goals.

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Media Advisory: CDOT Response to CoPIRG Report Released Jan. 19, 2016 (thumbnail of letter)

Media Advisory:
CDOT Response to CoPIRG Report Released Jan. 19, 2016

Date: January 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 in each direction. This new capacity would be provided as a managed (or Express Lane) so that travelers can have an additional choice and be guaranteed a congestion-free trip years into the future."

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