Mar 1, 2010 7:31 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Broomfield to promote the federal stimulus package. A project to widen U.S. 36 between Boulder and Denver is getting a $10 million competitive grant as part of the stimulus act, which was passed a year ago. The project was one of 51 selected nationally for the grant.
Pelosi appeared at a press conference Monday with Democratic Rep. Jared Polis. She said the project can serve as a national model on how to improve infrastructure while creating jobs and "greening our nation."
The project, planned for 20 years, would extend a high-occupancy vehicle lane and add climbing lanes, bus stations and a bike path from Denver to Boulder. Work on the first stage could begin this summer.