Top CDOT Projects of 2009-2010
1. Interstate 25 at State Highway 16
Start: March 2008 Finish: Summer 2010
Contractor: SEMA Construction Inc. (phase one); Hamon Contractors Inc. (phase two)
Cost: $44.6 million (both phases)
Phase one consisted of the construction of new bridges over I-25, Fountain Creek and Crews Gulch, as well as some ramps, including a new direct ramp connection from southbound I-25 into Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.
Phase two widens S.H. 16 to four lanes between Fort Carson and Syracuse Street, constructs a new bridge over U.S. 85 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad, constructs an auxiliary lane on U.S. 85, makes safety improvements on the ramps at U.S. 85 and relocates the frontage roads.
2. U.S. 285 between Kipling Parkway and Federal Boulevard
Start: Jan. 2010 Finish: June 2011
Contractor: Concrete Express Inc.
Cost: $40.1 million
Reconstructs U.S. 285 between Kipling Parkway and Federal Boulevard and replaces three structurally deficient bridges: U.S. 285 over Wadsworth Boulevard, U.S. 285 over Pierce Street and U.S. 285 over Federal Boulevard. This is a design-build project in which the design started in July 2009 and construction began in January 2010.
3. Parker Road at Arapahoe Road
Start: May 2010 Finish: Dec. 2011
Cost: $30 million
Constructs a grade-separated interchange and the corresponding ramps and improves drainage. When complete, Parker Road will run over Arapahoe Road and the traffic signal will be removed for free-flowing traffic at the interchange.
4. Interstate 225 between 2nd and Mississippi avenues
Start: May 2010 Finish: Aug. 2011
Cost: $33 million
Widens I-225 between 2nd and Mississippi avenues to accommodate three lanes in each direction with an additional auxiliary lane. In addition, I-225 from north of Colfax Avenue to 2nd Avenue will be re-striped to also accommodate three lanes in each direction and an additional auxiliary lane.
5. C-470 between Santa Fe Drive and I-25,
C-470 Bike Trail between I-25 and I-70
Start: July 2009 Finish: Sept. 2010
Contractor: Castle Rock Construction Co.
Cost: $32 million (ARRA-funded project)
Repairs nine miles of C-470 and then paves the entire length in asphalt. Concrete repairs will also be made along 26 miles of the C-470 bike path between I-25 and I-70.