CDOT to offer home improvements ahead of I-70 project in Denver

DENVER -- The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to address homeowner concerns ahead of the Central I-70 project.

Those plans include improvements to the stretch of homes that surround the viaduct at the center of the project. It includes homes between Colorado and Brighton boulevards, and 45th and 47th avenues.

It will use $2.3 million to install air-conditioning units and insulation, and offer a credit for extra energy bills.

“I hope folks are excited about this. We’re excited to deliver it. We’ve never done this before. We can’t really find many DOT’s who’ve done this kind of work,” Rebecca White with CDOT said.

Denver could be in on this as well. If an intergovernmental agreement between the city and CDOT is approved, Denver will add $1.45 million to the project.

That means homeowners will be offered more services. Ten homeowners said they liked the idea of free upgrades.

“It’s going to clean up this neighborhood," homeowner Brock Besser said.

The collaboration between the city and CDOT won't be set in stone until the city council approves it. ​