Northeastern Colorado Studies

Ports to Plains

This study was a joint effort by four state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) including Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. It includes I-70 from I-25 east to US 40/287 and then south along US 40/287 to the Colorado/Oklahoma border. The purpose was to create a Development and Management plan for the Ports to Plains Corridor, which outlines a proposed plan for the corridor and serves as an essential tool for securing federal funding for corridor development. It contains several elements that improve the transportation network’s ability to move people and goods. Nearly 1,400 miles long, the corridor consists of 511 miles of 4- to 6-lane roadway, 755 miles of 2-lane roadway, and 113 miles of roadway in metropolitan areas. Keywords: Studies, US Highways, Interstates

SH 402 EA and FONSI

Environmental Assessment (EA) - July 2007 and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) - January 2008- encompasses the 4-mile length of SH 402 although improvements are not needed for the area between SH 287 and CR 13C (St. Louis Avenue), which was widened by developers in coordination with the city of Loveland and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) under a Categorical Exclusion (CE). Keywords: Studies, State Highways, Studies

State Passenger and Freight Rail Plan

With the help of CDOT’s public and private stakeholders and the cooperation of the Federal Railroad Administration, CDOT will begin the task of developing Colorado’s first statewide passenger and freight rail plan. Keywords: Studies, Non-Highways

US 34 Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study

The project will provide for a Planning and Environmental Linkages Study on US 34 from Glade Road west of Loveland to CR 49 east of Greeley. Over the last 10 – 15 years, various studies have been performed throughout this corridor, including an Access Control Plan along US 34 from CR 3 to US 85, an Environmental Assessment along US 34 in Loveland from US 287 east to CR 3 along with other studies. One of the goals of this project is to update and consolidate these studies. \\ Keywords: Studies, US Highways

US 34, US 287 to Larimer County Rd. 3 EA and FONSI

April 2007 - Environmental Assessment (EA) - The purpose of the proposed project is to provide an improved transportation facility between US 287 and LCR 3 that would meet the following needs: Improve current and future traffic mobility, Improve transportation safety, and Accommodate 2030 travel demand. July 2007 - Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) - This project encompasses approximately 6 miles of US 34 (also known as Eisenhower Boulevard) in Loveland, Colorado. The project corridor extends between a western terminus at US 287 (North Lincoln Avenue and North Cleveland Avenue one-way pair) and an eastern terminus of Larimer County Road 3 (LCR 3), 1.5 miles east of the I-25 interchange. Keywords: Studies, US Highways, Study, Studies

US 287 from CO 1 to the LaPorte Bypass EA and FONSI

September 2004 - Environmental Assessment (EA) - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been conducting studies to investigate alternatives that would improve mobility (travel conditions) and safety on the stretch of approximately 2 miles of US 287 between SH 1 and the LaPorte Bypass intersection east of the town of LaPorte, mileposts (MP) 348.50 and 350.35. June 2006 - Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) - This document contains a FONSI and selects Preferred Alternative A4 with Reduced Footprint based on the analyses and results in the attached EA. Keywords: Studies, US Highways, Study, Studies

US 287 Loveland to Fort Collins Environmental Overview Study (EOS)

January 2007 - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) developed and initiated the Environmental Overview Study (EOS) process. The EOS process is structured to provide a basis for long-term roadway improvements and to provide support for local planning decisions while considering environmental resources decisions. While no funds are currently programmed for construction, the intended outcome of the process is the preservation of a corridor for future transportation improvements. Through this process, future improvements to the Colorado highway system can be integrated with other local and regional transportation plans resulting in a proactive, environmentally sensitive transportation vision within the North Front Range. Keywords: Studies, US Highways, Study, Studies