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Ken Buck Praises I-25 Gap Grant Funding Requested by Bi-Partisan Colorado Delegation

June 6, 2018
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck praised the awarding of a Department of Transportation Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant for improvements in the I-25 South “Gap” corridor between Monument and Castle Rock. Buck, along with a bi-partisan group of Colorado federal legislators, penned a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao asking for full and fair consideration of the important project, and later convened a call with Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan to discuss the merits of the project.

“Our transportation infrastructure must meet the needs of Colorado’s growing population and bustling economy,” stated Congressman Ken Buck. “I’ve worked closely, alongside my colleagues in the delegation, to emphasize to the Department of Transportation the importance of the I-25 Gap project for the people who rely on this section of the interstate as a key thoroughfare. These grant dollars will make Colorado better connected, benefiting our economy and our communities.”

The I-25 South “Gap” is a 34-mile segment of highway stretching from Monument to Castle Rock. This stretch of road has been plagued by high levels of congestion, including delays of greater than 40 percent beyond normal travel time every day of 2016. The GAP project will modernize Colorado’s infrastructure and reduce traffic delays for Colorado drivers.