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).

A map that is part of the US 24 West Environmental Assessment (EA) document, proposed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), shows the design coordination between the Eighth Street interchange that CDOT wants to build as part of its highway expansion west of the interstate and a new I-25/Cimarron interchange that CDOT plans to build in phases under a separate EA. The US 24 West EA terms the Eighth Street interchange its top priority because that area of the highway west of I-25 has the highest traffic counts and the most congestion.
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       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 us24winfo@wilsonco.com.
       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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