Democratic Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and Republican Minority Leader Chris Holbert brokered the compromise.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
US 550 is open but transportation officials still advise caution. Crews are still clearing the shoulders of the road. Also, they found an 11-foot-wide boulder on the road.
This season's avalanches and snow slides are surprising even CDOT veterans.
From weird test signs to weird on-ramp green light systems.
In 2000, nearly 10.3 million vehicles on I-70 crossed the Continental Divide, which slices through the heart of Colorado’s ski country. That figure was about 13.4 million in 2018.
Tuesday's rock slide contained between 250 and 350 cubic yards of debris.
Early plans are in motion to ease congestion on the interstate. Passenger rail lines traveling to and from Denver are on the table.
I-70 both directions between Brighton and Colorado, plus corresponding ramps, will be closed from 10 p.m. on Jan. 4 to 6 a.m. Jan. 5, 2019.
The plaintiffs had alleged the Department of Transportation didn't study potential pollution impacts before beginning construction.
The Justice Department would not say whether any of the municipalities paid the ransom.