The Highway 85 Coalition was formed in 2009 and meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. The meeting locations rotate along the corridor.
The transportation corridor from US 34 to Weld County Road 2 should be a high-speed multi-modal delivery system having distinct entryways; character and sustainable communities.
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- Employment and commercial centers should be located in the communities without creating new accesses onto the highway.
- The highway should have limited accesses, pedestrian connectivity (cross-over/underpass access), flow between the towns smoothly and safely, and have a parkway feel to it.
- The transportation system should allow interaction with the communities.
- The Plan area should be aesthetically appealing with a priority put on the historical and cultural nature of the area.
1. Regional Comprehensive Plan
- Define Boundary/Plan Area
2. Baseline Standards
- Access/Pedestrian Connectivity
- Road Cross-sections
3. Specific Transportation Improvements/Priorities (Federal, State & Local)
- Local road/street systems
- Markey Recommendation
- CDOT earmarks
- Faster Funds
- US 85 Access Control Plan
- Transportation Planning projects
4. Name of the Highway
- 2011- 150th Anniversary (Centennial Highway)
5. Revenue Sharing Intergovernmental Agreements
6. Entryway Design for each community
- CDOT Guidelines