Monday, May 28, 2012

U.S. 24 environmental assessment available for review

Posted by on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 3:52 PM

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In the future, west-bound U.S. Highway 24 could receive a major revamping.

But first, the environmental impact of those changes must be considered. The state recently released the environmental assessment of the proposed project and the public has until July 11 to comment on the findings.

The document can be viewed online at coloradodot.info/projects/us24west, or you can grab a copy of it in person at one of several locations.

A public hearing will be held June 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Partnership for Child Development office at 2330 Robinson St. in Colorado Springs. The meeting will include a presentation on the proposed alternative.


US 24 WEST ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

Colorado Springs, CO – The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the US 24 West project is now
available for public review. The project document details the recommended future improvements for
the 4-mile corridor from I-25 to the Manitou Ave. exit.

The document is available for review at these locations:

Pikes Peak Library District
Old Colorado City Branch
2418 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 634-1698

CDOT Region 2
North Program Office
1480 Quail Lake Loop, Suite A
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 227-3200

Pikes Peak Library District
Penrose Branch
20 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 531-6333


FHWA Colorado Division Office
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 180
Lakewood, CO 80228
(720) 963-3000

Pikes Peak Library District
Ute Pass Branch
8010 Severy
Cascade, CO 80809
(719) 684-9342

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
15 South Seventh Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 471-7080

Rampart Library District
Woodland Park Branch
218 East Midland Avenue
Woodland Park, CO 80866
(719) 687-9281

City of Colorado Springs
City Clerk Office
30 South Nevada Ave # 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1802
(719) 385-5901

Manitou Springs Public Library
701 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-5206

CDOT Headquarters
Public Relations Office
4201 East Arkansas Avenue, #277
Denver, CO 80220

Electronic copies are available at: http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/us24west.

"We encourage the public to review the EA prior to the Public Hearing," said David Watt, CDOT
Resident Engineer and Project Manager. "Members of the project team will be available that
evening to answer questions about the EA and proposed highway improvements.”

The public will have 45 days to comment on the EA, from May 28, 2012 to July 11, 2012. The Public
Hearing for the document will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
Community Partnership for Child Development office at 2330 Robinson Street in Colorado Springs.
A presentation from 5:30 to 6:00 will provide information about the proposed alternative.

Note: Dates are subject to change.
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