Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Web Update: University Blvd. Paving Project Complete

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DOT.STATE.CO.US/ARRA

WEB UPDATE
August 24, 2009


Contact:

Mindy Crane -- (303) 757-9469

Cell -- (303) 880-2136


UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD RECOVERY ACT PAVING PROJECT COMPLETE


ARAPAHOE COUNTY -- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed a 1.5-mile asphalt resurfacing project on University Boulevard (State Highway 177) between C-470 and Arapahoe Road. This resurfacing project is one of 89 highway projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in Colorado.


This segment of University Boulevard carries approximately 32,000 vehicles a day and was in poor condition at the start of the project. The rotomilling and asphalt paving recently conducted will help extend the life of the pavement. In addition to paving, the project repaired and replaced concrete curb and gutter and sidewalk.


LaFarge West of Longmont, Co. was the contractor for this $2.8 million.


In all, Colorado will receive more than $400 million for transportation projects and $103 million for transit projects. For a list of CDOT's Recovery Act projects, visit www.dot.state.co.us/arra.