DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials have backed spending plans to widen Interstate 25 in sections north and south of Denver.

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The Gazette reports that the Colorado Transportation Commission on Thursday approved a resolution that pledges about $250 million for the widening of the roadway from Monument to Castle Rock, and they allotted $200 million to widen a section from Longmont to Loveland.

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The state funding for the southern project is dependent on a $65 million federal grant plus $35 million in local funding.

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The Coloradoan reports that the northern project would expand the interstate to three lanes in both directions, but the state funding depends on the U.S. Department of Transportation awarding a local planning organization a grant of up to $95 million.

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