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5 Things to Know: July 10, 2017

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 07:54:26-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here's what you need to know today, Monday, July 10.

1. Federal Boulevard resurfacing

The US 287 (Federal Boulevard) Resurfacing Project will begin work on nine curb ramps between West 104th and West 96th Avenues.

2. The 19th and 20th Avenues Two-Way Conversion Project 

Denver Public Works will begin improving safety and multimodal travel along stretches of 19th and 20th Avenues east of the Central Business District. The project will convert 19th and 20th Avenues between Broadway and Park Avenue West from one-way to two-way streets and integrate bikeways along both corridors. 

3. State of the City address

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will deliver his annual State of the City address this morning. He's expected to talk about the city's growth as well as issues surrounding housing and transportation.

4. I-70 expansion project lawsuit

Concerned about the I-70 expansion project, citizens will announce a National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) lawsuit today. The lawsuit, Zeppelin vs. Federal Highway Administration, seeks to expose the bypass of NEPA regulations.

5. Wildfires burning across Colorado

Several wildfires are still actively burning throughout the state of Colorado. Stage 1 restrictions are still in effect for several counties and hundreds of firefighters are working hard to put out the flames.