URS and LAWRENCE Construction selected as CM/GC for I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane Project in Colorado

July 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Clear Creek County – Mountain Corridor Constructors LLC, a partnership led by URS Corporation and supported by Lawrence Construction Company, has been selected by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to serve as the construction manager/ general contractor (CM/GC) for the I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project.

This I-70 project is intended to provide short-term, eastbound operational improvements to relieve congestion during periods of high traffic volume. The project is located in Clear Creek County, Colorado, on I-70 from US 40 at Empire Junction to the western terminus of the Twin Tunnels improvements, which are currently under construction in the westbound direction following the recent completion of the eastbound improvements and expansion.

Under the CM/GC contract, Mountain Corridor Constructors will upgrade and re-pave 13 miles of the existing eastbound, two-lane segment of I-70 to accommodate a wide shoulder that will be used as an additional travel lane during peak travel times. The scope of work also entails replacement of two bridges over I-70, one at State Highway 103 and the other at Exit 241 in Idaho Springs. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2015.

“URS and Lawrence Construction are glad to partner in support of infrastructure improvements for the State of Colorado and the I-70 mountain corridor,” said Bruce Trott, General Manager of URS’ Civil Construction & Mining Group. “The Peak Period Shoulder Lane project will help create a more reliable, efficient and safe route for people traveling through the I-70 mountain corridor.”

About URS

URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction, and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; management and operations; information technology; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for federal, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, and industrial projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has more than 50,000 employees in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries (www.urs.com).

About Lawrence Construction

Lawrence Construction Company is a family-owned, heavy civil construction company in Colorado with nine decades of innovation and experience. Lawrence Construction specializes in mining and reclamation projects, heavy highway bridge and roadway construction, design/build engineering and construction, and heavy civil construction. Its heavy civil construction services have been recognized for their consistent standard of excellence throughout the construction industry (www.lawrence-construction.com).

PROJECT INFORMATION LINE:  For information about this project or to leave a message, call the project information line at 303-223-6581 or visit www.i70ppsl.com.  To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.

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