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News » US » Kraemer lands $350m I-25 project » published 8 Aug 2018

Kraemer lands $350m I-25 project

Kraemer North America has been selected to carry out the South Gap project on Interstate 25 in Colorado.

It has been appointed by Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as construction manager/general contractor (CMGC) for the US$350m scheme.

The project encompasses an 18-mile stretch of I-25 called ‘The Gap’, from south of Castle Rock to Monument. It is designed to improve safety, ease congestion and provide long-term travel reliability along the highly traveled corridor.

"Kraemer has a proven track record for not only providing the highest quality and safety, but also for delivering projects on time and on budget while minimizing impacts on the traveling public, which are values that align with our overall project goals," said Mike Lewis, CDOT executive director. "Once complete, this project will bring enormous benefits to the Front Range, and we're excited to be working with a partner who shares our vision."

The Gap is the only four-lane section of I-25 connecting Colorado's two largest cities: Denver and Colorado Springs. Over the years, congestion, crashes and delays have increased due to population growth and more people using the road.

The construction project will add an express lane in each direction, widen shoulders, repair or replace aging bridges, improve drainage, pavement and truck access, add new wildlife crossings, and modernize highway communication technology.

"As Colorado's population continues to expand and demands on our transportation system grow, we have to find innovative solutions to keep traffic moving and keep people safe," said David Spector, director of CDOT’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise. "Express Lanes will provide reliable, shorter times in this critical corridor connecting Denver and Colorado Springs, helping commuters, businesses and travelers spend less time in their car."

Motorists will have the choice of driving the general-purpose lanes for free or take the Express Lane for a more reliable trip in exchange for paying a toll.


Contract negotiations are being finalized and construction is expected to begin next month on the northern section of the project, with most of the corridor experiencing active construction by summer 2019. Substantial completion is planned for 2022.

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This article was published on 8 Aug 2018 (last updated on 8 Aug 2018).

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