Under the Dome: On the Heels of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg’s Visit, CDOT Notices More Rulemakings

SB-126 to Prioritize Water Storage Projects on the South Platte Basin
Advances to the Senate Floor

February 25, 2022

Buttigieg’s I-70 Visit with Hopes to Include I-25 in the Mix
During his state tour, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with Colorado leaders to discuss the $600 million + project that would significantly expand I-70 of Floyd Hill. He said the upgrade is helpful for both the economies of Colorado and the nation. Colorado is expected to receive nearly $5.5 billion in federal funding over the coming five years for infrastructure, like the Floyd Hill project, that would be used to improve roads, bridges, public transportation, airports, electric vehicle charging networks, and highway safety programs. The North I-25 Coalition is working to ensure the remaining unfunded segments of North I-25 are included in this federal funding and positioned to secure available federal infrastructure grants.

Important South Platte Basin Water Storage Bill Sails Through Committee
SB22-126. Prioritize Water Storage Projects South Platte Basin- STRONGLY SUPPORT unanimously passed the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Shout out to our own Rich Werner with Upstate Colorado for his convincing testimony in front of this Committee. Thank you, Rich! Amendment L.001 was effective in gaining support from other basin proponents throughout Colorado to collectively support the measure.

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