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I-70, Again

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The Colorado Department of Transportation announced this week that the I-70 viaduct between Brighton Road and Colorado Boulevard will receive $20 million in overhauls beginning next year. Officials hope that the work will extend the life of the bridge by 10 to 20 years, but CDOT has been looking at a longer-term solution for years.

As previously profiled in Westword, officials were looking at three options, all of which angered different segments of the community. One option was rebuilding the viaduct, another was dropping it down to ground level and a third involved re-routing it entirely. The final decision could still be a year off.

Plus, the renovations could be several years off because CDOT has yet to fund the project, so the $20 million in upgrades will hopefully keep the viaduct up in the meantime. -- Luke Turf

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