About Our Partners

This 2-mile road will bridge over the BNSF Railway Line, East Plum Creek, and a Union Pacific Railroad, in addition to intersecting with Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85. That means many agencies are involved in approving the design and construction of the new North Meadows Extension. Some are also some contributing funding.

Colorado Department of Transportation
Because the North Meadows Extension will intersect with a state highway and an interstate, CDOT is highly involved in this project. In fact, $4.6 million of FASTER safety funding will be available to help fund the U.S. 85 interchange. All plans and designs for the North Meadows Extension must be approved through CDOT, and so too must needed right of ways. Learn more about CDOT by visiting the CDOT website.

Douglas County
The Town and Douglas County have been financial partners in this project since its inception. In 2012, the County included the North Meadows Extension on its list of high-priority projects and included in its 2011 budget. In 2013, the County agreed to contribute $10.5 million to help fund regional aspects of the project, which includes the interchange with Interstate 25. Learn more about Douglas County on the Douglas County website.

Federal Highway Administration
Operating within the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration supports state and local governments with the design, construction and maintenance of the nation's highway system, which includes Interstate 25.

As such, the administration has been involved in approving plans for the North Meadows Extension's intersection with Interstate 25, about 1 mile north of the current Founders/Meadows interchange. The administration was also responsible for reviewing the road's Environmental Assessment and assigning a Finding of No Significant Impact. 

Other Partnerships
The Town has also worked with the both Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railroad, as well as the state's Public Utilities Commission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete this project.