I-70 studies began in 2002. Each study has its own process
and timeline, but all are expected to be complete in early
2005. The studies will result in all the necessary documentation
needed to proceed to the next steps: detailed design and construction.
Currently no funding is allocated for design
or construction. Therefore, the timeframe for long-range improvements
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be
prepared for Section 4. An EIS addresses potential impacts that
corridor improvements could have on an environment, as well as impacts
of alternative actions and ways to mitigate or reduce those impacts.
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) specifies when
an Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared.
For information on section meetings and other
events, see the events