Colorado Ports to Plains Grand Opening Thursday


The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony, Thursday, August 2 at 11:30am, to highlight completion of a portion of the Ports to Plains Corridor through Colorado. 

The event, hosted by CDOT, the Federal Highway Administration and the Ports to Plains Alliance, showcases the completion of the route along its current alignment and the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 40/287 in Kit Carson, Colorado.

The ceremony will take place on the west side of Kit Carson, on the closed westbound highway segment of U.S. 40/287, at Grand Avenue (in front of the Trading Post Restaurant).  Parking is available to the event site.

The Ports to Plains route along U.S. 287 between Oklahoma and Kit Carson; U.S. 40/287 between Kit Carson and Limon, has been under construction since the mid-1990s.  Its completion signifies the end of a nearly 200 mile reconstruction that has been ongoing since that period.  PTP is designed to expedite the movement of goods and services between Mexico and the U.S. and serve markets associated with NAFTA and international trade.


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