The Central 70 Interstate is known to many as Colorado’s economic backbone, carrying upwards of 200,000 vehicles per day. The Central 70 project is the state’s largest public-private partnership (P3) transportation project to date, designed to cut travel time in half by the year 2035 and bring major infrastructure improvements to one of the region’s most critical highway segments.
The project reconstructed a 10-mile stretch adding one new Express Lane going in each direction while removing the aging 57-year-old viaduct. The project also lowered the interstate, providing access to a new 4-acre park over a portion of the lowered interstate. This cover will provide more connection for the community that was originally divided by the interstate. These community spaces will include parks and amphitheaters.
The three most important aspects of the Central 70 cover top project construction were the tunnel system, commissioning and quality assurance, and constructing the cover top. Download our exclusive checklist for a deeper look into the best practices for a successful project.
Webinar Key Takeaways:
Discuss best practices and lessons learned from tunnel systems, commissioning processes, cover top, and more that resulted in improved infrastructure, connectivity and economic vitality.
Discover how the project has enhanced mobility with new techniques and strategies for public safety and transportation resiliency.
Learn how the project has reconnected the community.
In honor of Pedestrian Safety Month, we’re showcasing four impactful infrastructure projects that have positively influenced their communities. Dive into the details below and stay tuned for weekly spotlights on our social media channels throughout October!
Projects inherently have risks. Some risks are high-stakes that could lead to major cost overruns or delays, while others are more minor that could lead to minor delays or changes to the scope of work.