Kiewit Meridiam Partners to Lead $1.2B Reconstruction of I-70
According to the Engineering News Record (ENR), Kiewit Meridiam Partners (KMP) have been selected to lead a public-private partnership that will design, build and finance a reconstruction of Interstate 70 through Denver.
The $1.2-billion project, known as Central 70, is the biggest highway infrastructure project in Colorado state’s history.
The Colorado Dept. of Transportation reportedly chose the Kiewit team because they promised to complete the project in six month less time than CDOT’s proposed time frame of five years.
The Central 70 Project includes:
- Complete reconstruction of I-70 from Brighton Boulevard to I-270 including the addition of one Express Lane in each direction
- Removing the 50-year-old viaduct and lowering the interstate between Brighton and Colorado Boulevards
- Construction of a new 4-acre cover over the interstate between Clayton and Columbine Streets
- Widening I-70 from I-270 to Chambers Road to accommodate one Express Lane in each direction
- Restriping I-70 from I-25 to Brighton Boulevard to accommodate one Express Lane in each direction
Image courtesy of Kiewit Meridiam Partners.