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I-70 Harvest Interchange

The Aerotropolis Regional Transportation Authority was established to tackle critical regional transportation infrastructure projects needed to improve access across Aurora and Adams County. These improvements will provide much-needed additional connectivity to Denver International Airport with new interchanges on Interstate 70 and E-470.

A key element of the transportation network is a new interchange on I-70 along the proposed Harvest Road alignment. This project will serve as a critical piece of the roadway network that will convey people and commerce to Denver International Airport and the adjacent Colorado Aerotropolis, a developing residential, commercial and industrial community expected to create 170,000 new jobs.

The Colorado Transportation Commission recently approved a resolution that allows the development of a $30 million interchange at Interstate 70 and Harvest Road in Aurora to move forward.

The authority needed the Transportation Commission’s approval of a System Level Study to move forward with the project’s development, including financing. Funding will not come from the Colorado Department of Transportation other than some assistance with multi-modal operations. 

Proposed project highlights and multi-modal features
The proposed project will build a new interchange at I-70 and Harvest Road, carrying Harvest Road over the interstate and using roundabouts for better traffic flow.  The project also includes a detailed multi-modal plan with the following features:

Three miles of a pedestrian/bike trail
Ten additional miles of trails north of I-70 and south of the Denver International Airport
Proposed bridge span to accommodate managed lanes, including express/HOV/transit lanes, on I-70
Optimized transit operations and delivery to the area
CDOT is committed to contributing up to $2 million for creating a shuttle service to RTD’s A-Line and ARTA is committed to matching CDOT’s contribution to enhance multi-modal options.

See the link below to learn more about plans for the interchange.

Read more about the background and plans for the I-70/Harvest Road Interchange.
Link to I-70 Harvest Fact Sheet

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