Mountain States On the Scene
The team building the stadium at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., celebrated its topping out in early August. Ground was broken on the $220-million project about a year ago. The facility will seat 41,000 fans and also house a campus-wide student advising center. When it’s complete in September 2017, CSU will have an on-campus stadium for the first time in nearly 50 years.
More than 90 companies are collaborating on the project, most of them from Colorado. In addition to Mortenson Construction, the general contractor, other key players include Populous and the ICON Venture Group.
The topping-out celebration included remarks from CSU President Tony Frank and Maja Rosenquist, senior vice president and general manager of Mortenson’s Denver office, among others.
“The thing about this project that I’m so proud of is that this facility symbolizes Colorado State University,” Frank said. “This is a university that holds itself accountable for excellence.”
“Mortenson’s connection to CSU is strong, and there is not another project we take more pride in than this state-of-the-art on-campus stadium,” Rosenquist said.
Denver’s Regional Transportation District and its partners celebrated the grand opening of the FasTracks B Line on July 25. More than a hundred people gathered for a ribbon-cutting that launched train service on the six-mile commuter rail line running between Denver Union Station and Westminster.
The B Line is the first segment of a proposed 41-mile line that eventually will connect the cities of Broomfield, Louisville, Boulder and Longmont with downtown Denver. In addition to the commuter rail line, the project includes construction of the Westminster station and 350 parking places for RTD commuters.
“We are pleased to celebrate the opening of the B Line with our community partners in Westminster,” said Dave Genova, RTD general manager and CEO. “With the opening of five rail projects in a milestone year for RTD and the Denver region, the local community will be able to travel from Denver to Westminster and make easy connections throughout the metro area.”
“The communities of Northern Colorado came together in an unprecedented way to make this a reality.” — Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director, CDOT, speaking about new TIGER grant funds for the North I-25 corridor