The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Denver's new international airport put the Front Range Toll Road at the top of Colorado's priority list. This $1.4 billion road and rail corridor in the flatlands east of Interstate 25 runs north-south for 338 km (210 mi). It is the only viable route for the additional 600 to 800 trucks per day expected by 1997 between Mexico and Canada. Seven Colorado counties have jurisdiction over toll rates on this private road. The article reports that an economic feasibility study will be undertaken by these counties to determine projected traffic and revenues. Environmental studies are expected as well; however, a full federal environmental impact statement is not required. The proposed four- to eight-lane, grade-separated highway would carry approximately 8,000 vehicles per day from Pueblo, Colorado, to Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition, the article states that unit trains hauling Powder River Basin coal would run along new, high-speed track running parallel to the road. The land is owned by 191 public and private entities.

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  • Publication Date: 1994-4


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  • Pagination: p. 4-5
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  • Accession Number: 00663055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1994 12:00AM