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Bobby5280:

--- Quote from: rte66man ---Since when is it CDOT's job to spend funds to improve a school?  New classrooms and a playground?
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I think I was asking similar questions when Oklahoma's state government raised gasoline taxes 3 per gallon (the first gas tax hike in many years) to fund pay raises for public school teachers. Our state's teachers should be paid better, more competitive wages. But it shouldn't be coming out of highway funding.

MattHanson939:
I've seen views of the new freeway on Google Maps Street View, and there are "work zone speed limit 55" signs installed.  Once completed, are the speed limits going to be raised to 60 or 65?

zzcarp:

--- Quote from: MattHanson939 on February 08, 2023, 01:41:02 AM ---I've seen views of the new freeway on Google Maps Street View, and there are "work zone speed limit 55" signs installed.  Once completed, are the speed limits going to be raised to 60 or 65?

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I-70's speed limit was 55 prior to construction from Sheridan Blvd to Pena Blvd. and will remain so at the time of completion.

It's not out of the realm of possibility to raise the limit to 60 or 65 in the future after a traffic study, etc. After the US 36 freeway reconstruction in the mid 2010s, they raised the limit between Federal Blvd and I-25 to 65 to match the remainder of the road.

Traffic tends to already go 65 through the corridor when it is not congested. That said, I'd be pleasantly surprised if they upped the limit and not optimistic.

DenverBrian:

--- Quote from: zzcarp on February 08, 2023, 09:24:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: MattHanson939 on February 08, 2023, 01:41:02 AM ---I've seen views of the new freeway on Google Maps Street View, and there are "work zone speed limit 55" signs installed.  Once completed, are the speed limits going to be raised to 60 or 65?

--- End quote ---

I-70's speed limit was 55 prior to construction from Sheridan Blvd to Pena Blvd. and will remain so at the time of completion.

It's not out of the realm of possibility to raise the limit to 60 or 65 in the future after a traffic study, etc. After the US 36 freeway reconstruction in the mid 2010s, they raised the limit between Federal Blvd and I-25 to 65 to match the remainder of the road.

Traffic tends to already go 65 through the corridor when it is not congested. That said, I'd be pleasantly surprised if they upped the limit and not optimistic.

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If they do raise to 65, I think it would only be the section from the Mousetrap east. The Federal/Sheridan portion of the road has those "parkway" curves still.

The Ghostbuster:
I came across this rant about Interstate 70 in Colorado: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/letter-to-the-editor-interstate-70-is-a-disgrace-to-the-state-of-colorado/ar-AA17xa1h?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=2d57973307c0430690ab317b5c73b1fd. That's gratitude for you!

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