The thoroughfare in north Denver will be widened to four lanes over a 10-mile stretch.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
The project will add a lane in each direction in the 18-mile section of freeway between Monument and Castle Rock.
The station would connect two proposed hyperloop routes: Cheyenne to Pueblo and Denver International Airport to Vail.
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The state says careless and distracted drivers are a big part of the problem.
In 1968, the project was a massive undertaking and resulted in the highest point on the US Interstate system, sitting at an elevation of more than 11,000 feet.
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Mike Lewis "brings an incredible transportation background to CDOT at a time when our state is faced with significant transportation challenges," Hickenlooper said.
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