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I-70 Expansion in Denver Still Facing Scrutiny
"Denver-based state lawmakers say a panel will take a fresh look, in response to residents’ concerns, at the environmental impact and other effects of the planned $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 70," reports Jon Murray.
The Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Association also has $5,000 worth of grant funding ready to pay for "research, community outreach and other activities surrounding" the I-70 project and another in the area—the expansion of the Globeville Landing Outfall on the South Platte River as part of the Platte to Park Hill storm drainage plan. Both would dig into contaminated Superfund sites.
The following articles detail the events from approval of the I-70 project to the latest announcement:
- I-70 project through northeast Denver receives final approval from Federal Highway Administration (The Denver Post)
- A Green Light for Denver's Controversial Highway (CityLab)
- Colorado Aims to Expand a Main Artery, but Beleaguered Neighbors Balk (The New York Times)
- I-70 expansion in north Denver target of lawsuit (The Denver Post)
- Activism, lawsuits could delay or derail the massive I-70 expansion in Denver — but are they long shots? (The Denver Post)
The question now is whether the growing opposition and skepticism toward the plan is enough to derail it.