Want To Share Your Opinions On I-70 Revamp? Here’s Your Chance

August 17, 2015
Photo: I-70 illustration
This artist's rendering shows what a overhauled Interstate 70 northwest of downtown Denver could look like. For more illustrations, click here. 

four public meetings this week.

The state wants to widen I-70 from six to 10 lanes through northeast Denver, tear down the old viaduct east of Brighton Boulevard and put the freeway underground and cover it with a park. The plan is slated to cost more than $1 billion.

Critics say the plan will displace too many businesses and residents and lead to environmental disaster, the Denver Post reports Monday:

Still, the Denver City Council earlier this month agreed to pitch in $83 million in payments and other contributions for I-70 in exchange for CDOT to provide $54 million toward nearby city drainage projects.

A telephone town hall will also be held Tuesday evening for those who can’t attend the public forums.

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