Stimulus money to ease wait for Colorado truckers
August 24, 2009
VAIL, Colo. – The government stimulus program is supposed to get the economy moving, but some of the money will help trucks when they’re sitting still.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said Monday it’s using $2 million in stimulus money to help truckers stopped by bad weather along Interstate 70 through the Colorado mountains.
Projects include electronic signs, closed-circuit cameras and communications systems in various locations where trucks sit out road closures.
The work is expected to be finished by the end of November.
Colorado will receive a total of more than $400 million for transportation projects and $103 million for transit projects from the stimulus package.