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BF0F3C7FFF19CED4872587650050A8D7 Hearing Summary


Date Oct 5, 2021      
Location Old State Library

Presentation from the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Transportation Commission - Committee Discussion Only

08:42:26 AM  
Director Shoshana
Lew, Rebecca White, and Steve Harrelson, representing the Colorado Department
of Transportation (CDOT), reviewed how the department will use funding
from the Infrastructure and Jobs Act. The panelists discussed the criteria
for Multimodal Option Funds and the strategies to distribute the funds.
Director Lew  provided an overview on the project requirements listed
in Senate Bill 21-260 as well as the revenue impact of the bill. She also
shared that she met with nine different Metropolitan Planning Organizations
(MPOs) to discuss projects funded by the bill to reduce pollution.

The group provided
a presentation (Attachment A).
09:03:23 AM  
Mr. Harrelson continued
the presentation with an overview of the costs for the Floyd Hill Project.
Director Lew provided an update on a 10-year plan which includes a list
of projects funded by Senate Bill 21-260. She shared that CDOT hopes to
have most of the projects listed in the first four years started by the
beginning of 2022. She also indicated that money from Senate Bill 21-260
will hopfully fund the projects listed in the following six years.  

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:13:48 AM  
Ms. White discussed
the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) rulemakings and the various MPOs involved.
She indicated that the department conducted nine public outreach meetings
statewide for input on the draft rule. The panelists shared that construction
costs are not expected to increase drastically as a result of new rulemakings,
rather, projects will have to be scoped differently because of the new
requirements to meet GHG reduction measures.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:28:53 AM  
Director Lew continued
the presentation with an update on the Glenwood Canyon repairs. She indicated
that the department estimates that the roadway will return to two lanes
by November of this year. She added that CDOT will mostly likely hire a
contractor to remove material in the Colorado River. Director Lew indicated
that the department requested that Cottonwood Pass be used as an alternate
route until Glenwood Canyon is adequately repaired.  

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.  

09:58:19 AM  
Committee discussion and questions ensued.
10:03:45 AM  
Mr. Harrelson discussed
CDOT's I-70 resiliency projects which include updates to the Eisenhower
and Johnson tunnels, as well as avalanche mitigation on Loveland Pass.
 Director Lew continued by discussing Multimodal Options funding and
Revitalizing Main Streets funding.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.    

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