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Neighborhood residents don't want more of this. Photo: David Sachs

Community Groups File Civil Rights Complaint Against CDOT’s I-70 Widening

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Governor John Hickenlooper’s transportation department wants to triple the width of a highway that has divided the neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea since the 1960s. If you follow Streetsblog Denver, you know the $1.7 billion widening is shortsighted, physically unhealthy, and fiscally irresponsible. It might also be illegal. The people who live near the […]

One Woman’s Story of Being Displaced by Colorado DOT’s I-70 Widening

Denver neighborhoods are changing for lots of reasons, but one of the starkest is Colorado DOT’s I-70 expansion, which will cut a wide gash across north Denver. CDOT and Governor Hickenlooper point to the shiny park and new side streets attached to the project, even though those changes are table scraps in comparison to the 10-lane highway trench. Hickenlooper even said […]

Tonight: Tell CDOT That I-70 Doesn’t Need More Lanes

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City Councilor Deborah Ortega grilled the Colorado Department of Transportation last month over its agreement with Denver Public Works that trades flood protection for $83 million in funding for a massive I-70 expansion. “Yes, the drainage has been part of the conversations, but not the details of how all of this was going to be financed and what kind of long-term […]