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View the meeting summaries, presentations, exhibits, and handouts from past I-70 East EIS meetings. Download Adobe Reader: Desktop | Mobile Download Adobe Reader (Desktop or Mobile) to view PDF file Meeting Minutes, Meeting Flyers, Alternative Maps, Reports, & Newsletters

Public Hearings

February 1, 2 and 3, 2016 Public Hearings

Public hearings were conducted on February 1, 2016 in Aurora (North Middle School); February 2, 2016 in Commerce City (cancelled due to weather); and February 3, 2016 in Denver (Bruce Randolph Middle School). The hearings were held to provide information about the I-70 East Final EIS and the Preferred Alternative (Meeting Flyer); the same information was presented at all meetings.

February 1, 2 and 3, 2016 Public Hearings exhibits (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Welcome—Overview

- Welcome

- Project Overview

- I-70 East Environmental Process

- Supplemental Draft EIS Comment Summary

- Public Involvement

Alternatives Evaluated in the Final EIS

Preferred Alternative

Project Phasing

Bird's-eye view of the Final EIS Alternatives

Project Cost and Funding

No-Action Alternative

Revised Viaduct Alternative

Partial Cover Lowered Alternative

Build Alternatives (Colorado Boulevard - Central Park Blvd & Central Park Blvd - I-225)

Build Alternatives (I-225 - Tower Road)

Phase 1

Resources Evaluated in the Final EIS

Traffic/Transportation

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice Mitigation Measures

Relocations and Displacements

Historic Preservation

What would the Elyria and Swansea neighborhood look like with each option?

What are Aesthetic Design Standards?

What is a Theme?

Next Steps

Swansea Community Cover Planning

What is Air Quality?

Air Quality Analysis and Emissions Reduction Strategies

Noise

How will traffic noise be reduced for the Final EIS Alternatives?

Drainage

Hazardous Materials

What Happens Next?

How can you stay involved?

How to Provide Comments

What is a Public-Private Partnership (P3)?

P3 Structure for I-70 East

Schedule

bulletPresentation

bulletMeeting Summaries:

February 1, 2016 - Aurora (North Middle School)

February 3, 2016 - Denver (Bruce Randolph Middle School)

Public hearings were conducted on September 23, 2014 in Aurora (Sable Elementary School), September 24, 2014 in Commerce City (Kearney Middle School), and September 25, 2014 in Denver (Bruce Randolph Middle School). The same information was available at all meetings. The hearings provided opportunities for the public to comment on the Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) for inclusion in the project's official record.

September 23, 24 and 25, 2014 Public Hearing exhibits (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Welcome—Overview

- Welcome

- Project Overview

- I-70 East Environmental Process

- What happened after the 2008 Draft EIS?

- Public Involvement

Project Alternatives Overview

- Project Alternatives Overview

- Bird's eye view of the SDEIS Alternatives

No-Action Alternative

Revised Viaduct Alternative

Partial Cover Lowered Alternative

Build Alternatives

Preliminarily Identified Preferred Alternative

- Preliminarily Identified Preferred Alternative

- Are other design variations being considered?

- Variations for Highway Access

- Variations for Highway Cover

- Artistic Renderings of the cover and other elements of the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative

Resources

- Resources

- Transportation/Traffic

- Environmental Justice

- Environmental Justice Mitigation Measures

- Relocations and Displacements

- Historic Preservation

- Air Quality

- What would the Elyria & Swansea neighborhood look like with each option?

- Noise

- Drainage

- Hazardous Materials

What's Next?

- Project Cost and Funding

- About the HPTE

- What is a Public-Private Partnership (P3)?

- What Happens Next?

- How can you stay involved?

- Comment Station

- How to Provide Verbal Comments

bulletPresentation

bulletMeeting Summaries:

Sable Elementary School (September 23, 2014)

Kearney Middle School (September 24, 2014)

Bruce Randolph Middle School (September 25, 2014)

Public Meetings

Corridor-wide meetings have been conducted at major project milestones and to provide opportunities for the community to interact with the project team to discuss project issues and recommendations. Public meetings were conducted on August 17 in Commerce City (Commerce City Civic Center), August 19 in Aurora (Aurora Strong Resilience Center), and August 20 in Denver (Swansea Recreation Center).

August 17, 19, and 20, 2015 Public Meetings materials (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Welcome–Overview

- Welcome

- Project Overview

- I-70 East Environmental Process

- Public Involvement

Project Alternatives Overview

- Project Alternatives Overview

- Partial Cover Lowered Alternative

- Build Alternatives

Resources and Mitigations

- Environmental Justice

- Environmental Justice Mitigation Measures

- Air Quality

- Noise

- North-South Connectivity

- 4(f) de minimis finding

Aesthetics

- Aesthetics Guidelines

Phase 1

- Project phasing

HPTE/What's Next?

- What is a Public-Private Partnership (P3)?

- About the HPTE

- P3 Structure for I-70 East

- Schedule

- How can you stay involved?

- How to Provide Verbal Comments

Value for Money Analysis and Project Delivery Methods

bulletHandout

- Welcome Packet

- Aesthetics

- What is an RFP?

- Comment Sheet

bulletPresentation

bulletMeeting Summaries

August 17, 2015 - Commerce City (Commerce City Civic Center)

August 19, 2015 - Aurora (Aurora Strong Resilience Center)

August 20, 2015 - Denver (Swansea Recreation Center)

Project Design Workshops

Upcoming project design workshops will be announced online: Meeting Notices

The focus (Meeting Flyer) of this meeting was to introduce the purpose of the aesthetic standards; review the input CDOT received from the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) on the qualities/features that best define the surrounding neighborhoods; present three concepts for the theme of the standards, including character, materials, color palettes and texture; and to provide the community with the opportunity to select a preferred design theme for the corridor.

January 11, 2016 Project Design Workshop materials (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Summary of Boards

- What are Aesthetic Design Standards?

- What Will We Design?

- What is a Theme?

- Family of Aesthetics

- Daily Life Example

- Concept to Reality

- Next Steps: Alternative Concepts

- Project Schedule

Theme 1: The Land (River, Industry, Neighborhoods)

Theme 2: The People (People, Places, Culture)

bulletPresentation

bulletMeeting Summary

Community Workshops for the Highway Cover

A community workshop was held in the community to discuss the planning effort and how CDOT, Denver, and DPS are working together with the Elyria Swansea community to offer new recreational opportunities for the community while also providing critical program needs to Swansea Elementary School. Upcoming community workshops will be announced online on the Meeting Notices page.

April 7, 2016 Swansea Community Cover and Highway Aesthetics Workshop

CDOT, the City and County of Denver, and Denver Public Schools (DPS) held a community open house at Swansea Recreation Center on April 7, 2016 (view Meeting Flyer). Approximately 49 people attended. This open house provided the community with an opportunity to give feedback on the Swansea Cover design as well as design alternatives for the I-70 East Highway Aesthetics Standards. The results of the open house will be used to develop the preferred concept for the Swansea Cover and I-70 East Highway Aesthetics Design Standards.

April 7, 2016 Swansea Community Cover and Highway Aesthetics Workshop summary (thumbnail images)

bulletMeeting Summary

CDOT and the City and County of Denver joined together to engage the community and gather input on two different design alternatives for the I-70 East Highway Cover near Swansea Elementary. Five key elements of each design were discussed. The community workshop was held on June 9, 2015 at the Swansea Recreation Center as part of this effort. Approximately 50 people attended the workshop. The results of this community workshop will be used to develop the preferred concept for the highway cover.

June 9, 2015 Community Workshop for the Highway Cover materials (thumbnail images)

bulletPresentation

bulletMeeting Summary

CDOT and the City and County of Denver joined together to engage the community and gather ideas to explore possibilities for outdoor uses for the cover that will sit over the future I-70 East Highway near Swansea Elementary. A community workshop was held on March 4, 2015 at the Swansea Recreation Center as part of this effort. There was a presentation, interactive live polling, and group workshops. Approximately 101 people attended the workshop. Additional opportunities to provide input are planned for the future.

March 4, 2015 Community Workshop for the Highway Cover materials (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

What Happens Next?

Enviromental Process & Project Delivery

I-70 East Environmental Process

Cover Study Goals

Community & Recreation

bulletCommunity Workshop:

Design Your Space Maps

bulletMeeting Summary

Community Leaders Coordination Meetings

The project team holds informal meetings monthly at locations in the corridor to answer questions and provide updates. Walk-ins are welcome at any time to talk to project team members, ask questions, express concerns, and provide comments. These meetings are held as open discussions and there are no presentations. See also: Meeting Notices.

The I-70 East Project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this month’s meeting was the aesthetics process, and how you can get involved in what the highway, walls and community gateways will look like when the project is complete, as well as the proposed mitigation commitments.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on April 15, 2015 as part of the on-going community outreach process. April 15, 2015 Community Leaders Meeting exhibits (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibit:

Project Update

- Recent Milestones

- Schedule

What Happens Next?

- Enviromental Process & Project
  Delivery

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on February 18, 2015 as part of the on-going community outreach process. February 18, 2015 Community Leaders Meeting exhibits (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibit:

Value for Money Analysis and Project Delivery Methods

bulletHandout:

CDOT Staff Contacts for the I-70 East Project

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on January 21, 2015 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was to discuss updates to the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative based on public comment.

January 21, 2015 Community Leaders Meeting exhibits (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Partial Cover Lowered Alternative (Brighton Boulevard - Dahlia Street)

Planning for the Highway Cover Near Swansea Elementary School

Existing and Final Swansea Elementary School Configurations

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on November 19, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on October 15, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was to discuss how to provide comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS).

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on August 20, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletExhibits:

Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) Release

- SDEIS Viewing Locations

- SDEIS Public Hearings

- I-70 East Project Office

- September Community Leaders Meeting Cancellation

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on July 16, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was to discuss how to provide comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) that is scheduled to be released for public comment.

July 16, 2014 Community Leaders Meeting exhibits (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Right of Way at Steele Street/Vasquez Boulevard

- PCL Combined Roundabout Option

- PCL Combined Tight Diamond Option

Air Quality

- What is air pollution?

- How is air quality measured?

- I-70 East project and air quality

- What are some air quality mitigation measures?

- Air quality and health

Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS)

- When will the I-70 East Supplemental Draft EIS be published
  and where is it available for review?

- How long is the public review time and when are the public hearings?

- How can you provide comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS?

I-70 East Project Office

- Coming in September!

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on June 18, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was to discuss air quality, additional options for the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative, and how to provide comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS).

June 18, 2014 Community Leaders Meeting exhibits (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Air Quality

- What is air pollution?

- How is air quality measured?

- I-70 East project and air quality

- What are some air quality mitigation measures?

- Air quality and health

Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS)

- When will the I-70 East Supplemental Draft EIS be published
  and where is it available for review?

- How long is the public review time and when are the public hearings?

- How can you provide comments on the Supplemental Draft EIS?

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on May 21, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was to discuss additional options for the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative and the construction methods being considered.

May 21, 2014 Community Leaders Meeting exhibits and summary (thumbnail images)

bulletExhibits:

Lane Continuity Diagram (Map)

Noise Walls and Safety Barriers

- Race Street to Vine Street

- York Street to Josephine Street

- Clayton Street to Fillmore Street

Noise Walls and Safety Barriers (Map)

Construction Methods

- How will I-70 be constructed?

- Traditional and Alternative Construction Methods

- Innovative Finance and Construction Methods

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on April 16, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was to discuss additional options for the Partial Cover Lowered Alternative and the Managed Lanes.

April 16, 2014 Community Leaders Coordination Meeting exhibits and summary (thumbnail images). Exhibits include additional design variations for the Partial Cover Lowered Highway Alternative.

bulletExhibits:

Are other design variations being considered?

Variations for Highway Access – Diamond Interchange

Variations for Highway Access – Roundabout Interchange

Cover Variations

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders coordination meeting on March 19, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was property purchase and relocation, and to discuss ways to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders meeting on February 19, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was property purchase and relocation, and to discuss ways to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders meeting on January 15, 2014 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was property purchase and relocation, and to discuss ways to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders meeting on December 18, 2013 as part of the on-going community outreach process. The focus of this meeting was to discuss ways to reduce impacts to the neighborhood.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders meeting on October 16, 2013 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders meeting on August 21, 2013 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a community leaders meeting on July 17, 2013 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on June 19, 2013 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on May 15, 2013 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on March 20, 2013 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on December 19, 2012 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on October 17, 2012 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on September 19, 2012 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on August 15, 2012 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on July 18, 2012 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

June 20, 2012 Community Leaders Meeting

The project team conducted a community leaders meeting on June 20, 2012 as part of the on-going community outreach process.

bulletMeeting Summary

Elyria and Swansea Neighborhood Plan Meetings

Combined CDOT and City and County of Denver meetings. CDOT and the City of Denver are holding a series of meetings to gather your ideas on improving your community. These meetings focus on the community space on the highway cover, the connection to Swansea Elementary, the frontage roads and the Steele/Vasquez interchange. See also: Meeting Notices.

September 18, 2013 Elyria and Swansea Neighborhood Plan Meeting (thumbnail of meeting materials) The first of a series of meetings focused on the community space on the highway cover, the connection to Swansea Elementary, the frontage roads and the Steele/Vasquez interchange.

bulletExhibits

bulletMeeting Summary

Right of Way (ROW) Acquisition and Relocation Meetings

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a right of way (ROW) informational meeting to inform the public about the purchase and relocation process.

bulletMeeting Summary

Telephone Town Hall Meetings

Over the past ten years, CDOT and FHWA have made huge efforts to provide meaningful public involvement opportunities on this project. In an effort to develop new ways to reach out to communities and citizens concerned about the project, the team used a new method of telephone technology to reach out to the larger community.

Telephone Town Hall Meetings (telephone icon)

The I-70 East EIS project team called more than 38,000 residents in the project corridor and invited them to join an hour-long telephone town hall (in both Spanish and English):

bulletRead More

bulletListen to English Telephone Town Hall Meeting

bulletListen to Spanish Telephone Town Hall Meeting

bulletPolling Questions

Corridor-Wide Public Meetings

Corridor-wide meetings have been conducted at major project milestones and to provide opportunities for the community to interact with the project team to discuss project issues and recommendations. See also: Meeting Notices.

Corridor-Wide public meetings were held at Adams City High School (April 10, 2013) and Swansea Recreation Center (April 11, 2013).

April 2013 Corridor-Wide Public Meeting (thumbnail of meeting materials)

bulletExhibits:

EIS Overview:

Welcome

What's new since the last public meetings in November?

What is the I-70 East Environmental Process?

What happened after the 2008 Draft EIS?

Eliminated Alternatives:

What happened to the Realignment Alternatives?

Why was the reroute of I-70 along I-270/I-76 eliminated?

Alternatives Under Consideration in SDEIS:

What alternatives are considered in the Supplemental Draft EIS?

What is the No-Action Alternative?

What are the Revised Viaduct Options?

- Brighton Boulevard - Clayton Street

- Clayton Street - Colorado Boulevard

What would the Revised Viaduct North Option look like?

What is the Partial Cover Lowered Option?

- Brighton Boulevard - Clayton Street

- Clayton Street - Colorado Boulevard

What would the Partial Cover Lowered Option look like?

What is the Current Alignment Alternative?

- Colorado Boulevard - Dallas Street

- Dallas Street - Helena Street

- Helena Street - Tower Road

What are managed lanes?

Why was the Partial Cover Lowered Option preliminarily identified as the Preferred Alternative?

Where could the cover be located and what could be on top of it?

How does local connectivity change with each alternative option?

What would the Elyria and Swansea neighborhood north of I-70 look like with each option?

What would the Elyria and Swansea neighborhood south of I-70 look like with each option?

What would the Swansea Elementary School look like with each option?

How would the Swansea Elementary School look adjacent to the proposed alternative options?

Other Considerations: Watch the Presentation Video presented at the April 2013 Corridor-Wide Public Meetings and featured on Denver 8 TV during May (thumbnail of video)

How many houses and businesses may be acquired and relocated with each option?

What is the estimated project cost?

Stay Involved:

What comes next?

Future Community Outreach

How can you stay involved?

bulletHandouts

bulletMeeting Summaries:

Adams City High School Meeting (April 10, 2013)

Swansea Recreation Center Meeting (April 11, 2013)

bulletPresentation Video

The I-70 East EIS project team conducted a meeting to reach out to parents of Swansea Elementary School students as a follow-up on the Corridor-Wide Public Meeting. This meeting was held on January 17, 2013. The primary purpose of the meeting was to provide updates on the I-70 project, describe the alternatives that are being considered, and explain changes to the school with each of the proposed alternatives:

bulletMeeting Summary

Corridor-Wide public meetings were held at Commerce City Recreation Center (November 13, 2012) and Swansea Recreation Center (November 14, 2012).

November 2012 Corridor-Wide Public Meeting (thumbnail of meeting materials)

bulletExhibits:

EIS Overview:

Welcome

What Happened After the 2008 Draft EIS?

What is the I-70 East Environmental Process?

Eliminated Alternatives:

What happened to the Realignment Alternatives?

Why was the reroute of I-70 along I-270/I-76 eliminated?

Alternatives Under Consideration:

What alternatives are still under consideration?

What is the No-Action Alternative?

What are the Revised Viaduct Options? (Brighton Blvd - Clayton St)

What are the Revised Viaduct Options? (Clayton St - Colorado Blvd)

What is the Partial Cover Lowered Option? (Brighton Blvd - Clayton St)

What is the Partial Cover Lowered Option? (Clayton St - Colorado Blvd)

What is the Current Alignment Alternative?

What are managed lanes?

Community Involvement & Input:

What are CDOT and FHWA doing for the community based on what they've heard from you?

How would the Swansea Elementary School look adjacent to the proposed alternative options?

Where could the cover be located and what could be on top of it?

Where do you think the highway cover should be in the Partial Cover Lowered option and what do you want on top of it?

How could the space under the viaduct be used?

How do you think the space under the viaduct should be used?

Other Considerations:

How does local connectivity change with each alternative option?

What is noise and how would it be treated in the study area?

How much does this project cost?

How many houses and businesses will be acquired and relocated with each alternative option?

Stay Involved:

How can you stay involved?

bulletHandouts

bulletMeeting Summaries:

Commerce City Recreation Center (November 13, 2012)

Swansea Recreation Center (November 14, 2012)

May 17 and 18, 2006 Corridor-Wide Public Meetings

Former PACT Stakeholders Briefing Meeting

A meeting was held on August 28, 2013 with the former PACT stakeholders to provide an update on the progress of the project since the conclusion of the Preferred Alternative Collaborative Team (PACT) process in 2011.

bulletMeeting Summary

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