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Hickenlooper, Bennet Welcome Nearly $63 Million for Colorado Infrastructure Projects

Jun 24, 2024

Funding comes from RAISE Grant Program created by senators’ Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet welcomed nearly $63 million for six Colorado projects from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. The investments are part of $1.5 billion in RAISE grants awarded nationwide through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Hickenlooper helped negotiate. The senators sent letters in support of all six projects awarded.

“From Akron to Towaoc to Greeley, our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering the funding our communities need to update infrastructure that’s key to economic growth,” said Hickenlooper. “Improved roads, better trails, and expanded mobility hubs will help us build a safer, more connected Colorado.”

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will support Colorado as we work to meet our state’s changing needs – from improving our roadways to strengthening local economies,” said Bennet. “I’m grateful that the Department of Transportation heard our calls to support these projects.”

RAISE grant program is a direct federal investment in road, rail, and transit projects. These grants support projects that are often more difficult to fund through traditional federal grant programs.

A full list of projects in Colorado is below.

LocationProject NameApplicantAmount AwardedDescription
Thornton104th Ave (CO 44) Corridor ImprovementsCity of Thornton$25,000,000This project will fund the final design, right-of-way, and construction enhancements on 104th Avenue (State Highway 44) between Colorado Blvd to the South Platte River Bridge.
GreeleyMobility Enhancements for Regional Growth and Equity (MERGE) ProjectCity of Greeley$20,560,056This project will fund the construction of a new regional mobility hub between two interchanges at 35th Avenue and 47th Avenue.
PuebloPueblo County Connects, Trails & Transit – Phase 3County of Pueblo$8,836,514This project will fund the planning and construction of a multi-use trail from Pueblo West to the City of Pueblo, expand access to mobility hubs, and plan and design a corridor to Water Works Park.
BrightonI-270 & Vasquez Blvd Interchange Safety and Multimodal Improvements ProjectAdams County$4,800,000This project will fund the design process for I-270 & Vasquez Blvd reconstruction. It will improve and implement new pedestrian and bicycle routes through and around I-270 and Vasquez Blvd.
TowaocAneth Road Reconstruction – Planning and Design ProjectUte Mountain Ute Tribe$2,574,000This project will fund the planning and design for the reconstruction and paving of approximately 23 miles of Aneth Road (UMU 201) from US-491 to the Colorado/Utah State Line.
AkronNortheast Long-Range Transportation PlanWashington County$1,178,500This project will fund a Long-Range Transportation Plan for 17 local governments in Northeast Colorado, known as the Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments.


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