Congressman Lamborn Pushes for Key Component for U.S. Space Command
Colorado Springs, Colorado - Last week, Congressman Lamborn and Governor Polis met in-person to discuss the Congressman's concerns regarding Colorado State Highway 94—the stretch of highway connecting Schriever Air Force Base and Peterson Air Force Base. As many in the community are aware, Highway 94 is one lane in each direction and includes conditions such as steep inclines, narrow shoulders, and has needed investments to widen it for years. With 9,000 new homes scheduled to be built in future years, and the increasingly significant role Schriever and Peterson will have in our national security space efforts, Congressman Lamborn understands the need to prioritize improvements to this stretch of road with the State of Colorado and issued the following statement:
"As our community prepares for the increasingly likely return of U.S. Space Command to Colorado Springs, I am working hard to ensure our local bases are in the best position to win. One of the many factors the Department of Defense considers when looking to stand up a new command is transportation and accessibility. During my productive meeting with Governor Polis, he pledged to fully support the return of U.S. Space Command to Colorado fully and prioritized Highway 94 with the Colorado Department of Transportation. Finally widening and modernizing Highway 94 would be a tremendous improvement to our defense infrastructure. I commend the governor's efforts and look forward to continuing to work with him on moving this initiative forward."
You can view Governor Polis' letter to Congressman Lamborn prioritizing HWY 94 with CDOT here.