Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Press Release - CDOT Begins ARRA Funded Project in Durango

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 22, 2009


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Nancy Shanks, CDOT Public Relations

(970) 385-1428 office, (970) 749-3579 mobile


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2009

 

CDOT BEGINS AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA)
FUNDED PROJECT IN DURANGO

Construction of Ramp B (eastbound on-ramp) on US 160 Grandview Interchange gets underway

 

LAPLATA COUNTY -- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun another American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project: construction of the eastbound on-ramp (Ramp B) at the new interchange in Grandview, east of Durango. Ramp B connects the main overpass bridge to eastbound US 160 and provides additional connectivity to properties and businesses via the south-side frontage road (see map here).

 

This project, the second phase of interchange construction in Grandview, will receive ARRA funding in the amount of $4 million and was contracted to SEMA Construction. The project involves construction of the 1,200 foot-long Ramp B, construction of a portion of the south-side access road, and construction of four retaining walls (two above and two below). It is scheduled for completion by May 31, 2010.


The first phase of interchange construction is still underway and scheduled for completion in September of 2010. Phase I has included the construction and paving of a fourth lane (2/3 of a mile long), four interchange bridges, six highway retaining walls, sub-structure work for two interchange ramps, earthwork for a 2,020-linear foot shared-use path, path retaining walls, a new signal at Farmington Hill, highway lighting, landscaping enhancements, wetlands mitigation and drainage improvements. One final project phase will complete the interchange in 2011.

 

ARRA INFORMATION: In all, Colorado will receive more than $400 million for transportation projects and $103 million for transit projects statewide.

 

For a list of CDOT's Recovery Act projects and additional ARRA information, visit www.dot.state.co.us/arra.