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What Are the Recommendations?

The I-70 FTEIS Preferred Strategy is the "Improve RECOMMENDATIONSKey Bottlenecks Strategy" in the downtown loop to east of I-435.

The "Improve Key Bottlenecks Strategy" or the "Add General Lanes Strategy" will be carried forward into the Second Tier studies. The "Transportation Improvement Corridor Strategy" will be eliminated from consideration. Review the details of each strategy in Chapter 2 of the study.

Why was this selected?

The "Improve Key Bottlenecks Strategy" was chosen for several reasons:

  • It addresses the purpose and need for improving I-70.
  • There is no need to add more lanes in this section.
  • Reducing bottlenecks helps rush-hour traffic move without stops and starts.
  • It has the lowest need to acquire properties and relocate homes and businesses, especially in environmentally sensitive areas.
  • It has the lowest human and natural environmental impacts.
  • It has the lowest estimated cost.
  • It improves access across the freeway.
  • It improves transit service by allowing buses to bypass stopped traffic on the shoulder.
  • It restores and/or rebuilds the existing infrastructure.

From east of I-435 to I-470, the Preferred Strategy is to carry both the "Improve Key Bottlenecks Strategy" and the "Add General Lanes Strategy" into future studies.  The decision to carry two strategies forward to the next study was based upon these issues:

  • Uncertainty in how much traffic levels are going to grow. With higher gas prices, there have been reductions in national and regional vehicle miles traveled in recent years.
  • Uncertainty of the impact that Mid-America Regional Council’s 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan will have on the area.
  • Uncertainty if the "Add General Lanes Strategy" will be compatible with other regional transit plan investments, such as a fixed guideway system.
  • Potential federal climate change and vehicle emissions legislation, both of which could reduce funding in the future.

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