Residents in seven Colorado counties have been up in arms since a
private company used an 1800s law in an attempt to take over land for a toll
Larimer County residents along the proposed route for
the Prairie Falcon Parkway Express – formerly known as the Front Range Toll
Road and nicknamed the “Super Slab” – will have a chance to be heard at a
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Wellington Community Church, sponsored by the Larimer County Alliance. The guest speaker is Sharon Croghan
of a group called Save Our Homes, based in Weld County.
A meeting held Sept. 14 in Weld County drew more than 350 people,
according to the North Forty News in Larimer County.
Meetings are being planned in five more communities from Wellington to Pueblo along the 210-mile proposed roadway.
A Colorado Department of Transportation-issued memo said if the state
partners with a private company, the partnership could use eminent domain to
acquire property on the proposed route.
There are many other hurdles to cross, according to the North Forty News, including environmental
studies, proof that the project serves a public need, and approval from
regional transportation organizations.