CDOT gets $3.5B I-70 fix-it plan

VAIL, Colo. - After years of studies and debates, a company has given the Colorado Department of Transportation a $3.5 billion, unsolicited plan to improve the Interstate 70 corridor in the mountains.

Parsons Corp. gave CDOT the proposal for a partnership to improve the highway and discussions are under way, according to The Vail Daily.

The newspaper reports the proposal is a three-phase project that would add tolled express lanes and a bus rapid transit system.

Tunnel bores would have to be added at places such as the Eisenhower Tunnel, and parts of the new lanes would be suspended like the current highway is through Glenwood Canyon.

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