From 2003 to 2009, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
and the Regional Transportation District (RTD), in partnership with the
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit
Administration (FTA), studied multi-modal transportation improvements
for the U.S. 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder in the U.S. 36
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The U.S. 36 Final EIS was released for public review in October 2009,
and corridor-wide public hearings were held in November 2009 to collect
public input during a 45-day comment period. Public comments on the
Final EIS were responded to in the US 36 Corridor Environmental Impact
Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation Record of Decision (ROD).
In December 2009, FHWA and FTA signed the U.S. 36 Record of Decision,
the federal decision document that describes the transportation
project, explains the rationale for the project decision, responds to
public comments received during the Final EIS comment period, and makes
commitments as to how the project will mitigate impacted environmental
The signing of the Record of Decision completes the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the U.S. 36 EIS. The
completion of the NEPA process better positions U.S. 36 improvements to
qualify for state and federal funding.
To view the U.S. 36 Record of Decision or the U.S. 36 Final EIS visit
Documents section of this Web site.