Some residents of Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood, including community activist Candi CdeBaca, are unhappy with plans to widen Interstate 70 north of downtown. They’ve filed a civil rights complaint to stop the $1.2 billion project.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
The Colorado Department of Transportation says by 2020 the I-70 corridor between Golden and Vail will be 'smart,' meaning sensors along the highway will communicate with some vehicles about weather conditions, traffic speeds and upcoming hazards.
“There really aren’t any laws that govern self-driving vehicles in Colorado,” said Colorado Department of Transportation executive director Shailen Bhatt. None the less, CDOT is supportive of the technology.
US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon will be closed for nearly nine months starting Oct. 17.
- Department spokesman Sam Cole says it is part of an effort to reach Colorado residents with cultural and linguistic safety messages.Read more
- The work is predicted to be completed in September.Read more
- The package would replace existing voter-approved bonds that are set to mature next year.Read more
- That's an 11.7 percent increase compared to 2014, and a 20 percent increase compared to 2013, CDOT says.Read more
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