Transportation

Ground Broken to Widen Another Segment of North I-25

Last Thursday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held near the northwest corner of I-25 and Highway 56 to commemorate the start of construction to widen the section on North I-25 between Highway 402 south of Loveland and Highway 56 in the Berthoud area. The Colorado Department of Transportation has designated this Segment 6. Find out more about the work on North I-25 by clicking here.

Some of the funds for this expansion were secured through the lobbying work of Fix North I-25, which was paid...

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Open House Regarding I-25 North Express Lanes Project

Sum sum summertime in Northern Colorado means lots of orange barrels on North I-25.

CDOT just announced an open house on Tuesday, August 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to provide information about the stretch between Berthoud and Johnstown. Construction on the express lane will begin in this stretch this fall. If your business is impacted by traveling through that part of I-25 and / or you’re just interested in what is happening with the project, consider attending. The open house will be in the Sout...

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Roads, Rail, and No Money

A significant amount of my focus is on transportation. It has been for some time. Because mobility has a huge impact on the economy, work force, and our general quality of life, it’s needed.

In this space I’ve regularly reported on the process to get North I-25 widened including the announcement last month about the Colorado Transportation Commission committing another $310M.

In the last 10 days, I’ve been in some other conversations about improving the transportation system in North...

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Transportation Commission Approves Additional $310M for North I-25

Last Thursday the Colorado Transportation Commission voted to preliminarily commit up to $310M in available funding to deliver the full and necessary funding to build the I-25 North Express Lanes between Fort Collins and Loveland.

The express lanes between SH 14 in Fort Collins to SH 402 south of Loveland are a part of the North I-25 Express Lanes: Johnstown to Fort Collins project and were originally slated as temporary infrastructure improvements. The new funds would provide the full fundin...

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Transportation a Winner During State Legislative Session

The recently ended state legislative session was generally not a good one for business. Years of bottled up labor, social and environmental agendas took center stage with an avalanche of new laws, regulations and costs falling on business.

But, in a session with low expectations for transportation funding, we secured $300 million.

It’s important to note that leaders still have not provided a long-term funding source for transportation. But for at least another year, there is some money g...

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Spread the Credit for I-25 Success

At a couple of economic update events recently, the widening of I-25 came up several times. The Chamber was recognized as a leader of this effort.

It is true that the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has been a leader in the lobbying effort to secure money to get the interstate widened. We are quick to say, however, that we are a cog in a very big machine. There is an alliance of organizations and individuals that have invested substantial financial resources, time, and leadership to get...

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