Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about Colorado Department of Transportation

This Interstate 70 viaduct cuts through the Denver neighborhoods of Elyria, Swansea, and Globeville. It will be torn down expanded to a 14-lane sunken freeway. Photo: CDOT.

Report: Expanding I-70 Is out of Step With Polis’ Goals

A new report calls for the removal of America's 10 worst urban highways, including Interstate 70 through Denver’s mostly Latino neighborhoods of Elyria, Swansea, and Globeville. Local activists see the report as a chance to renew their calls to stop the project — especially after electing Gov. Polis, who campaigned on cutting vehicle emissions and increasing mass transit.