February 20, 2013 Telephone Town Hall Meeting
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. 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) from 7-8 pm on February 20, 2013. Those who joined the sessions—more than 2,600—heard a presentation on the project and the alternatives under consideration. In addition, they were given the opportunity to ask questions from the project team members and leave voicemails to be contacted later.
Five polling questions were asked during this meeting to gather general information from participants. The participants were advised to press a number on their phone to select a response to the question. Below is a list of the questions and responses received to these questions.
1. How often do you drive on I-70 between I-25 and Colorado Boulevard?
a. It's part of my daily commute
b. I drive it frequently
c. I go out of my way to avoid it
2. How familiar are you with the I-70 EIS and the public outreach process?
a. Very familiar
b. Somewhat familiar
c. This is the first I've heard of it
3. What community resources do you think should be protected?
a. Swansea School
e. Historic resources
4. Which of the alternatives would you prefer between Brighton Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard?
a. Remove the bridge and reconstruct with additional lanes
b. Replace the bridge moving it to the north and adding lanes
c. Replace the bridge moving it to the south and adding lanes
d. Replace the bridge but not add any more lanes
5. In the future, how would you like to receive new information about this project?
a. Postcards in the mail
b. Flyers on my front porch
c. Telephone calls