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I-70 Expansion in Denver Still Facing Scrutiny

A planned expansion of Interstate 70 through Denver might have federal approval, but a growing coalition of local groups and state political leaders are pushing back on the idea.
May 18, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The planned I-70 expansion project includes Colorado's first highway cover, a four-acre space near Swansea Elementary School.

"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:

The question now is whether the growing opposition and skepticism toward the plan is enough to derail it.

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Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in The Denver Post
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