Saturday, May 07, 2005

Regional Plan for Interstate 70

This week representatives from 34 towns and counties belonging to the I-70 Mountain Corridor Coalition are meeting to try and come to a unanimous answer about improvements to the interstate roadway.

Each jurisdiction sent three-member delegations, including elected officials, community administrators, planners, engineers and business community representatives.

Billed as a search for consensus on a regional plan for the stretch of highway between C-470 in Denver and west to Glenwood Springs, the transportation pow-wow hopes to come up with a plan to ease the congestion in this corridor.

In the most optimistic vision, some planners and community activists sense an opportunity to get it right: to tackle the issue with a far-sighted perspective that will be judged kindly by history.

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