Hickenlooper, Bennet wrote to Secretary Buttigieg in support of funding in May
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet welcomed $100,000,000 for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) I-70 improvement project at Floyd Hill. Hickenlooper and Bennet wrote to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in support of CDOT’s grant proposal in May. In February, Hickenlooper, Bennet, H U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse, and Governor Polis hosted Buttigieg at Floyd Hill.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is again delivering for Colorado. The Floyd Hill project will upgrade an essential tract of I-70, boosting our mountain economies and easing congestion so Coloradans can access the great outdoors,” said Hickenlooper.
“When we passed the infrastructure law, we made the biggest investment in our roads and bridges since the Eisenhower presidency. And as a result, Colorado is receiving $100 million for the vital I-70 corridor, which millions of homes and businesses depend on,” said Bennet. “After Secretary Buttigieg visited Floyd Hill, Senator Hickenlooper and I urged him to deliver the funding for this critical project. I look forward to seeing how it will improve safety and decrease congestion for all who travel from the Front Range to the West Slope.”
This grant will improve safety, mobility, and operational efficiency on I-70 from Floyd Hill to Veterans Memorial Tunnel. This project is a priority for CDOT and communities throughout the state. It is also the largest transportation project in Colorado since work began on the expansion of I-70 through Denver.
Today’s $100 million grant award came from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Hickenlooper and Bennet passed in August 2021 and President Joe Biden signed into law in November 2021. CDOT applied for the grant through the INFRA Grants Program at the U.S. Department of Transportation.