There is a plan
in the works to build a privately owned, 95mph super highway from Ft Collins to Pueblo, speeding about 20 miles East of I-25. It is rustling some feathers beck here in Colorado, specifically over the proposed use of emanent domain to secure the right of way - a bill is being debated in the current state assembly that would allow just that.
The pros of the deal are that it would move a lot of truck traffic off of I-25. Also, the path would be used to shift the rail lines moving through Denver out to the eastern plains, freeing up now valuable real estate in the heart of the city.
Some questions I have: What will the environmental impact of such a project be? Does the state patrol have a mandate to police a privately owned road? What happens in 20 years when the project is paid off and the investors want out? Who will fund the needed increases in police, fire and EMS in the rural communities the road passes through?
-Ben 16:35 EST |