June 16, 20176min1830

A major step forward for transportation occurred earlier this year with the approval of the Central 70 project by the federal government. This project involves the reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch between I-25 and Chambers Road and the replacement of a 50-year-old viaduct on Interstate 70. With the approval, the Colorado Department of Transportation could begin work in early 2018.

January 25, 20177min2261

Five hundred and ninety-nine — that is the number of people who died on Colorado’s roadways in 2016. That same year, highway fatalities and their increasing numbers were part of a public service campaign by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol to make the public better aware — through roadway signs, social media and other advertising — of the rising number of fatalities occurring on our highways and the importance of being alert and driving safely. The campaign was a good one in reminding us of the human toll associated with highway accidents.