Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about widening

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

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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.

DPW Wants to Ram a Wider MLK Boulevard Through Stapleton

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With one hand, Mayor Michael Hancock and his Department of Public Works are making ambitious commitments to end traffic deaths, but with the other, they’re still redesigning streets in a way that will increase the risk of people getting killed. The latest case in point: Public Works plans to widen Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard by two lanes, creating more dangerous conditions in a growing neighborhood. […]