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Residents Opposed to "Super Slab" Transportation Corridor

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Coloradans from Fort Collins to Pueblo are voicing strong objections to the “Super Slab” transportation corridor that has been proposed to be constructed through that area. Many residents along the proposed Prairie Falcon Parkway are opposed to its construction, citing many reasons including, a negative environmental, financial, and quality of life impact from the project. The Prairie Falcon Parkway would be a 210-mile long, 3-mile wide transportation corridor proposed to be roughly 25 miles east of I-25. In addition to the four-lane, high-speed toll road, supporters of the plan hope to move the railroads from the I-25 area into that corridor. “Colorado law prevents private companies from seizing private property for the sake of building a toll road, but they can enter into a public-private partnership with CDOT to accomplish the same goal.” Evan Dreyer, Ritter’s spokesman said, “(Governor-elect Ritter) understands how important private property rights are to the people of this state and that eminent domain is a tool that should be used very rarely with the greatest of care. Bill’s transition advisory committees are just not getting underway. It wouldn’t be fair to that process. It wouldn’t be fair to the people of Colorado to talk about specific issues or specific candidates as those groups begin their work.”