Funding has come together for the next step in the possible Seep Ridge Road extension south to I-70. Last week, the Community Impact Board approved funds to the 6 County Infrastructure Coalition that will cover half the cost to perform the study for the Environmental Impact Statement on the project. According to Coalition Co-Chairman Mike McKee, the Impact Mitigation District is putting up half the funds with the other half coming from the CIB. The proposed Seep Ridge Road project is to construct a corridor through the Book Cliffs extending Seep Ridge Road to I-70 in Grand County. According to a study published through Parsons Brinkerhoff, the region stands to gain $281 million dollars in economic impacts if the roadway is complete. The study says the roadway would foster increased economic activity through tourism, recreation, energy production, as well as for the construction industry.