|Albuquerque, New Mexico||517 miles|
|Cheyenne, Wyoming||99 miles|
|Chicago, Illinois||928 miles|
|Dallas, Texas||863 miles|
|Denver, Colorado||79 miles|
|El Paso, Texas||784 miles|
|Kansas City, Missouri||605 miles|
|Los Angeles, California||1,099 miles|
|Phoenix, Arizona||980 miles|
|Rapid City, South Dakota||330 miles|
The Ports-To-Plains Corridor is a planned four-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient movement of goods and people by developing less congested ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. It will also go through Denver, Colorado and West Texas..
A coalition of over 70 organizations representing cities, counties, economic development corporations (such as MCEDC), chambers of commerce, and the private sector has been formed to promote and support implementation of the corridor.
Morgan County sits in one of the Congressional High Priority Corridors
Three corridors are designated as High Priority by Congress on the National Highway System. Ports-to-Plains, Heartland Expressway and Theodore Roosevelt Expressway form the backbone with direct connections to five additional corridors. Morgan County is part of the Heartland Expressway. Benefits include:
|Connects Metropolitan Areas||Reduces Interstate 25 Congestion|
|Develops Significant NAFTA Trade Route||Develops Significant Tourism Corridor|
|Provides Essential Economic Development Opportunities||Reduces Costs for Existing Businesses|
|Enhances Delivery Capacity to Front Range Markets||Enhances Mobility of Great Plains Military Bases|
|Provides Safer Travel||Provides Economic Development Opportunities|
|Ties Interstates 25, 70, 76, 80, and 90 Together||Key Segment of "Great" Plains Corridor|
|Improves Delivery Reliability|
For more information on this plan, go to www.portstoplains.com.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) provides a detailed traffic database.
Morgan County offers some wonderful oppor- tunities. Some highlights include: