COVID-19 Stimulus Funding Being Put to Use for Coloradans, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Gears Up for Urgent Projects
Transportation projects in Berthoud, Lafayette, Fort Collins, Boulder and Longmont to benefit from federal COVID-19 stimulus funding
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Joe Neguse, today, announced the allocation of COVID-19 stimulus funds for several urgent transportation projects within the 2nd Congressional District. In December of last year, the bipartisan bicameral COVID-19 Relief Deal was passed by Congress to allocate funding to everyday Americans, businesses, and healthcare facilities in an effort to stimulate the economy and provide economic relief in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This much needed stimulus is already being used to fund important transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the 2nd Congressional District including road modernization, transit expansion, and new safety precautions. The Colorado Department of Transportation has identified urgent needs and allocated funding to four projects in the 2nd Congressional District using funds from the December COVID-19 relief package.
“As our country continues to work through the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial we provide the necessary monetary funds to support our local communities,” says Congressman Joe Neguse. “Our transportation and infrastructure systems are pertinent to the functioning of our state and country, and I am thrilled the Colorado Department of Transportation has invested funds into critical transportation projects to better the lives of Coloradans.”
Allocated stimulus funding for projects in the 2nd Congressional District includes:
- $6.5 million for the Berthoud Mobility Hub at State Highway 56 / Interstate 25: This project lays the groundwork for a center-loading express Bustang station to expand public transportation between Fort Collins and Denver. The project will increase accessibility for the Bustang as well as promote economic activities like retail and dining in the area.
- $3.2 Million for the State Highway 119 Adaptive Signal System: This project will be for improving intersections, creating managed lanes, and increasing multimodal accessibility. The project will enhance transit service between Boulder and Longmont and connect economic centers.
- $2.69 Million for the North Front Range MPO Project for Timberline Road Corridor Improvements.
- $1.8 Million for the Denver Regional Council of Governments Project for State Highway 7 & 119th Street improvements in Lafayette.
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