Although strong political will remains to improve Interstate 25 and several other thoroughfares across Northern Colorado, a group of transportation officials and government leaders say the revenue damage from the pandemic is crimping a go-ahead attitude.
The group of 12 executives spoke remotely Tuesday morning at BizWest’s Northern Colorado CEO Roundtable on transportation.
Municipal woes hurt momentum
David May, the soon-to-be-retiring CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, said momentum for repairing and expanding I-25 north of Longmont has grown to the highest it’s been in decades. He pointed to construction of climbing lane near Berthoud, which was the first capacity upgrade in that section of the interstate since the ‘60s.
But while commitments to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars are already in place for large portions of the overall improvement project, the COVID pandemic and the squeeze on economic activity is forcing the state