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$63 million welcomed for Colorado Infrastructure projects



 million welcomed for Colorado Infrastructure projects

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper plan to use $63 million for Colorado infrastructure projects.

The Department of Transportation’s RAISE Grant Program funded six projects to improve transportation in Colorado.

The first project in the city of Thorton plans to improve the 104th Ave. corridor. The project should enhance State Highway 44 between Colorado Blvd. and the South Platte River Bridge.

The second, in Greeley, plans to enhance mobility for regional growth and equity (MERGE) project. They plan to fund the construction of a regional mobility hub between interchanges at 35th and 47th Avenues.

The third in the County of Pueblo plans to continue to phase three of trails and transit. The funding should construct a multi-use trail from Pueblo West to the City of Pueblo, expand access to mobility hubs, and design a corridor to Water Works Park.

The fourth project should take place in Brighton to complete a safety and multimodal improvement project at I-270 and Vasquez Blvd. in Adams County. The project would fund the reconstruction of I-270 and Vasquez Blvd. to improve new pedestrian and bicycle routes around the area.

The fifth project in Towaoc would fund the reconstruction and paving of 23 miles of Aneth Rd. from US-491 to the Colorado-Utah state line.

The final project would take place in Washington County of Akron to fund a long-range transportation plan for 17 local governments known as the Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments.

These projects are all a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. They are part of a nationwide investment of $1.5 billion through the Bipartisan Infrastructure law.

As of Monday, there were no updates on when these projects would be completed.

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