The first readings from the three air quality monitoring stations along Clear Creek’s Interstate 70 corridor show nothing of concern, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials.
Earlier this year, CDOT purchased the monitoring stations for the City of Idaho Springs and Clear Creek County as part of the westbound mountain express lane project. The monitors were set up at Floyd Hill, Idaho Springs City Hall and Dumont.
During an Oct. 1 meeting with the county commissioners, CDOT Region 1 staff members Paul Jesaitis and Steve Harelson said the readings for carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulates were below levels of concern.
The highest of all the readings was the ozone level at Floyd Hill, which Harelson said is only approaching a level of concern.
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