The rebuilding project on I-70 east in northeast Denver has four options for contractors to take on this $1.2 billion project: 5280 Connectors, Kiewit/Meridian Partners, Front Range Mobility Group, and I-70 Mile High Partners are in the running.
These companies will be asked to respond to a Request for Proposals by fall this year for the project. In 2016, a company will be chosen to start construction in 2017.
Part of the project is to add a tolled express lane in each direction of I-70 from I-25 to I-225. The 50 year old viaduct between Brighton and Colorado Boulevard is also planned to be removed to lower the interstate along that stretch. Additionally, it is planned to build a four acre cover over a portion of the lowered interstate.