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US-169 Corridor & Broadway Extension Bridge / I-70 “North Loop” Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) Study

What is the PEL process?

The Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) process was established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide a more efficient process of evaluating a full range of transportation concepts and identifying preferred improvements. This process allows early, planning-level decisions to be carried forward to accelerate future National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities.

For study questions, contact:
Martin Rivarola
Assistant Director of Transportation and Land Use

What are the benefits of the PEL process?

In addition to informing and expediting the NEPA process,the PEL process provides an opportunity for early coordination with the public as well as local, state and federal agencies in a transparent and collaborative environment. By working together, alternatives and avoidance measures can be developed at a local level.

How long will the PEL process take?

The US-169 Corridor/I-70 “North Loop” PEL study launched in the fall of 2016 and is expected to conclude in the spring of 2018.

A report will be prepared to document the PEL process and recommended solutions.

How can the public get involved?

Any proposed solution to the region’s transportation needs must address issues and concerns from many stakeholders. The PEL process includes continuous physical and online outreach to engage the community throughout the study.

Read the news release