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Denver residents voice disapproval of I-70 expansion project

The Associated Press

DENVER — Residents who oppose a $1.2 billion project to widen Interstate 70 through northeast Denver say they will continue to fight the project despite the fact that it has gained federal approval.

The Denver Post reports that a Thursday community meeting presented by the Colorado Department of Transportation devolved into shouting as people voiced their disapproval of the I-70 project.

Four or five years of construction along 10 miles of I-70 could start as soon as early next year now that the controversial project has gained approval from the Federal Highway Administration. The project will gobble up 56 homes and 17 businesses, where added lanes and new frontage roads will triple the interstate's footprint.

Opponents of the project say it will negatively affect the neighborhood and question the moral implications of taking away homes and businesses.