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Colorado DOT Moves Forward on US 550/160 Connection South Project

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has named three construction teams to a short list of firms invited to submit formal proposals to build the upcoming $98.6-million US 550/160 Connection South Project just south of Durango.

The teams, all Colorado-based construction companies, include: Kiewit Infrastructure Co. of Englewood; Lawrence Construction Co. of Littleton; and SEMA Construction, Inc. of Centennial.

“The three teams were selected based upon their individual firm's strengths, the strengths of their created teams [major participants and subcontractors] and their key personnel committed to the project,” said CDOT Chief Engineer Josh Laipply. “Each team also provided insight into their project management and technical approaches, helping us determine the best submitters. All teams and personnel selected have a great deal of experience that will benefit our project.”

Using a design-build selection process seven teams recently submitted Statements of Qualifications (SOQs). An SOQ is a summary of a team’s experience with similar transportation infrastructure jobs that helps CDOT with the process of choosing the most qualified team. The next step in the design-build process is for the three short-listed firms to submit formal proposals, due this October. CDOT plans to select the final team by the end of the year, with ground breaking in early 2020.

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