Final piece of Denver Beltway gets nod |

Final piece of Denver Beltway gets nod

DENVER – A new toll road through Denver’s western suburbs is moving closer to reality after a regional governing board added the Jefferson Parkway to its long-range transportation plan.

The Denver Regional Council of Governments approved the road after a feisty debate Wednesday. The toll highway would run from U.S. 36 to Colorado 93 on the north end of Golden. Its completion would mean that for the first time Denver has a beltway highway surrounding it.

Some residents and local officials oppose the Jefferson Parkway, saying it will bring too much traffic. But the regional board said that a beltway segment in the northwest quadrant of metro Denver has been a goal of planners and local officials for decades.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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