Comments Needed.
CDOT Public Comment Extended
Send your input on CO HWY 83 “Parker Road”

Hi Everyone,

THIS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT THE FRANKTOWN COMMUNITY – See attached CDOT information and below.

FIRST:  PLEASE FORWARD THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION RIGHT AWAY.  IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL FRANKTOWN CITIZENS BE INFORMED AND COMMENT ON THIS!

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) mailed out a postcard notice requesting public comments on “CO 83 SAFTEY & OPERATIONS ANALYSIS” (See copy below and attached). Most of us did not receive it via USPS mail until Friday, 10/1/2021, if you got it at all.  I did not get it.  I only got it through members of the Franktown community sending it to me. I don’t know how many of you are aware of this.

Deadline for your response was originally requested by September 30th!

but based upon one of our Franktown residents in Deerfield response (See attached.  And thank you to that Franktown resident!) to CDOT regarding the outrage on their delayed notice, CDOT has extended public comments but only to Monday, October 4th, by 5pm!!

(Jessica Burch, CO 83 Project Team email reply of Friday, Oct 1, 2021 attached)

Here’s just some ideas to prevent a freeway through Franktown:

  • Build a freeway from Aurora to Elizabeth, outside of Douglas County from E-470….. then to Kit Carson, and back into Colorado Springs near the CS airport to reduce travel from north to south through Franktown (this would also help across 86 from and to Elizabeth).
  • Push the idea that finalizing the Gap project will significantly reduce travel from south to north through Franktown so there is no need to widen roads through Franktown once the Gap is finalized.  It would be a waste of taxpayers money to widen 83.
  • Send all your ideas to keep folks away from us!

 Also, those of you involved in the fight a few years ago to preserve Franktown know that a 4 lane road through Franktown would not be in compliance with the Douglas County Comprehensive Master Plan for rural Franktown.  It would also impact land at the southeast corner of the intersection of 83 and 86 that has been designated Open Space!

Please review the attached original CDOT work scope and send your comments right away directly to:

CDOT

RE: CO 83 Safety & Operations Analysis

See CDOT contact name and contact information below (and attached)on the copy of the postcard that was sent out.

ONWARD TOGETHER,

Diana Love
President
FCC II, Inc

 

CDOT page 01 CDOT_page 02

Subject:

Fwd: CO 83 Safety & Operations Analysis

From:

“Karen Simmons” <[email protected]>

Date:

10/1/21, 2:27 PM

To:

“Tom Bowles” <[email protected]>, “Phil Wood” <[email protected]>

Just fyi..

Karen

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Jessica Burch <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: CO 83 Safety & Operations Analysis
To: Jack Simmons <[email protected]>

Hello,

Thank you for your message. Apologies that you received the mailer later than our target date. We are extending the comment period based on your feedback, and will close the input map on Monday, October 4 at 5pm. Also feel free to send your comments directly to this email address at any time and we’ll be sure to document your input.

Thank you,

CO 83 Project Team

www.codot.gov/projects/co83safetydesign

On Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 8:15 PM Jack Simmons <[email protected]> wrote:

TO Whom It May Concern,

Today, Sept 28 2021, I received in our mail your postcard asking for input regarding the CO 83 analysis.

The card was almost lost in the middle of other mailings we received today.  My concern is, the card states,

“This public comment phase will close September 30, 2021.”

REALLY?!?  How much input are you really looking for when you allow a whopping 2 days for comments??

There are plenty of residents here in Deerfield/Franktown alone who are increasingly frustrated by the increase of

Traffic and accidents along this corridor.  Please, Please allow us sufficient time to respond to your request for input!

Thank you,

Karen Simmons

Sent from Mail for Windows

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