U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., will try to secure funding for Interstate 25 improvements in the reauthorization of the 2014 Federal Transportation bill.
Gardner said finding a solution to traffic concerns along the I-25 corridor is more important than ever because of the important role I-25 plays in the Colorado economy.
He said he agrees with concerns raised by the North I-25 Coalition at a meeting this week and pledged to initiate discussions in Washington, D.C., regarding including I-25 in the transportation bill.
“At a time when the I-25 corridor has seen its traffic population grow by more than 425 percent over the past 20 years, it is now more important than ever to ensure that northern Colorado has the infrastructure to support our evolving economy,” Gardner said in a news release. “Local officials have estimated that the outdated interstate system has cost the area $56 million, proof that it is far past time to address this issue.”
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