June 16, 2019

SB 14-146: Allowing Municipalities to Conduct Traffic Studies for CDOT Review

On February 13, 2014, Sen. Gail Schwartz and Rep. James Wilson introduced SB 14-146 – Concerning Information that the Department of Transportation may Consider when Conducting a Traffic Investigation for the Purpose of Determining the Appropriate Speed Limit for a Portion of a State Highway for which a Municipality has Proposed a Speed Limit Alteration. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

Current law requires that the department of transportation (CDOT) approve any change to a speed limit on a portion of a state highway that is within a municipality and requires CDOT to conduct any traffic investigation needed for the determination of a safe and reasonable speed limit if a municipality with a population of 5,000 or fewer people requests that it do so. The bill allows CDOT to receive traffic and engineering data from the city or county engineer of the affected municipality when conducting such a traffic investigation.

The bill is assigned to the Transportation Committee.

Since this summary, the bill was amended in the Transportation Committee and referred to the consent calendar for the Senate Committee of the Whole.

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