Colorado DOT Readies $1.6 Billion Jolt To Highways, Rural Roads And Transit

Dozens of Colorado’s roads, from jammed-up urban freeways to long-neglected rural highways, will likely get a much-needed shot in the arm soon.

The Colorado Transportation Commission, which oversees the state Department of Transportation, will vote Thursday morning on whether to approve nearly $1.6 billion worth of projects.

Most of that money — $1.35 billion — comes from SB 17-267, which the legislature passed two years ago. The balance comes from CDOT’s own accounts and two other recent pieces of legislation. It’ll be doled out over the next three years.