Jared WrightJared WrightJune 16, 20176min440

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.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicFebruary 18, 20175min684

At a raucous meeting hosted Thursday by the Colorado Department of Transportation and <a href="http://www.coloradoindependent.com/164045/colorado-cdot-i-70-elyria-swansea" target="_blank">hijacked by angry residents</a> of the Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods in central Denver, the presence of three members of the Legislature made a splash. There was state Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran in the front row mostly watching and listening to the angry residents. They're all her District 5 constituents. And there standing at the back were reliably outspoken members of the House chamber Reps. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, and Dan Pabon, D-Denver. They stood just watching, too, their lips sealed, their heads turning this way and that way as people at the front of the crowd made points and audience members shouted in response.