- Associated Press - Friday, April 14, 2017

DENVER (AP) - Civil rights investigators have studied a Colorado plan to expand a major interstate running through heavily Latino neighborhoods, and although the plan was not determined to be flawless, it did prove to be the best option.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/2ocJ76b ) Wednesday the Federal Highway Administration’s investigators have found the current construction plan to be less discriminatory than any other option studied.

The current plan for Interstate 70 will avoid the previous plan’s setback, which would’ve channeled northeast Denver’s traffic away from the interstate. But among the flaws investigators found, is the displacement of 56 homes located in the Latino community.

This aspect of the plan has some officials worried, including environmental attorney Joel Minor, who says for decades I-70 has unjustly caused the Latino community problems.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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