THE SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON IS IN FULL SWING... AND SO IS WORK ON ONE OF THE STATE'S LARGEST ROAD PROJECTS. CREWS ARE CONTINUING WORK ON THE 1-POINT-2 BILLION DOLLAR CENTRAL 70 PROJECT... WHICH REBUILDS A TEN MILE STRETCH OF INTERSTATE 70 EAST OF DENVER. WE'RE CHECKING ON THE PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT... WITH KIEWIT CENTRAL 70 PROJECT DIRECTOR JASON PROSKOVEC.
--The Central 70 Project will reconstruct a 10-mile stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road, add one new Express Lane in each direction, remove the aging 57-year-old viaduct, lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards, and place a 4-acre park over a portion of the lowered interstate.
--Cost: $1.2 billion