Location: LSB B
Department of Transportation
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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09:38 AM -- Department of Transportation
Joshua Laipply, Chief Engineer, and Andy Karsian, Legislative Liaison, both representing the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) presented the department's FY 2017-18 capital budget requests: I-70 Glenwood Canyon Rockfall Fence Improvements, Automated I-70 Avalanche Reduction System, and US 550 Bondad Hill Rockfall Mitigation.
Mr. Laipply responded to committee questions regarding the Automated I-70 Avalanche Reduction System project. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, responded to a committee question regarding the prioritization of CDOT's capital budget requests. Committee discussion ensued on the department's prioritization of its capital budget requests, as well as the source of funds for such projects. Ms. Donaldson responded to a committee question regarding the recommended General Fund Exempt Account transfer to the Capital Construction Fund ($500,000).
Committee discussion ensued on how CDOT prioritizes other safety projects. Mr. Laipply discussed CDOT's two rockfall mitigation capital budget requests. Mr. Laipply responded to committee questions regarding the rockfall fences proposed for the projects.