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Highway Project Could Endanger Colorado Depot

January 11, 2020

A historic train station in Grand Junction, Colorado, could be in danger of being razed due to a highway construction project.

Union Station is now sitting unused, fenced off from the current Amtrak stop in Grand Junction for Amtrak’s California Zephyr. The depot has not been used since the 1980s.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is considering expanding the Interstate 70 business loop, which runs past the depot, which opened in 1906.

Friends of the Grand Junction Depot fear that the expansion project could result in the station being demolished.

CDOT plans to widen the road by adding another lane and is studying adding it on the opposite side form the station.

The depot advocacy group wants to see the station renovated so it can be used by Amtrak passengers.

The group says it doesn’t oppose widening the I-70 business loop provided that it does not interfere with access to the Old Grand Junction Depot building.