As the popularity of Colorado grows, so do the traffic issues. A booming economy means more homes being built. That leads to more residents and more traffic. The mountains are no exception. We not only have more people in the county, we have more people trying to get to the county. But guess what? There is a transportation bill on the Colorado ballot in November.
Of course it takes Colorado voters to agree to a tax hike but projects across the state could be getting underway in the near future. The list of projects includes the interchanges in both Silverthorne and Frisco getting some significant upgrades. There will be some improvements along the I-70 corridor between Denver and Summit County too. The plan to add an express lane to the westbound lanes of I-70 is not included in this funding bill and should be underway in 2019 regardless of the outcome of this Colorado ballot vote.
The funding is coming from a sales tax hike. The tax would add about six cents to your ten dollar purchase everywhere in Colorado. Visit www.LetsGoColorado.com for more information about Proposition 110 on the Colorado ballot.
Road construction is always a summertime nuisance but perhaps, if this bill gets passed, we’ll see some traffic relief afterwards. No matter where you live, the results of this November’s Colorado ballot may have an impact on you.