Colorado gets funding for forest, grassland roads
DENVER, Colorado ” About $7.4 million in federal stimulus money has been allotted to repair roads in national forests and grasslands in Colorado.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado will receive $4.9 million for maintenance on the more than 2,700 miles of roads. The funding will also be used to improve access to the area.
The Pawnee National Grassland in northeast Colorado will get $2.5 million to fix erosion problems and better designate points of interest along the Bird Tour road.
The Agriculture Department oversees the U.S. Forest Service.
All told, the Forest Service is getting more than $228 million to complete 106 projects in 31 states.
Up until now, the county has been a referral agency relegated to commenting on the plan but that could change if developers plan water service extension to the site