Colorado DOT, HPTE release final RFPs for Central 70 project

Updated Mar 10, 2017
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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) have released the final request for proposals (RFP) for the Central 70 Project.

CDOT is looking for a developer team to design, build, operate and maintain the project through a public-private partnership (P3).

The project will:

  • Add one express lane in each direction on Interstate 70 from I-25 to Chambers Road
  • Remove the 54-year-old viaduct and lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards
  • Construct a 4-acre park over part of the lowered intersate (as pictured above)

“The RFP highlights our commitment to the community and will help guide the selection of a developer in this highly competitive solicitation for the Central 70 Project,” says David Spector, HPTE Director. “As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, CDOT and HPTE have made the Final RFP publicly available. Central 70 is our second public-private partnership project, and we look forward to selecting the right developer to deliver this project that will bring so many benefits to Coloradans.”

The RFP will be used by four shortlisted teams will use to submit their bids later this spring.  The agencies plan to select a developer partner this summer.

“Since the release of the first draft of the RFP in September 2015, we have worked with the teams to respond to questions and listen to ideas,” says Anthony DeVito, Central 70 Project Director. “We look forward to receiving the proposals and selecting a team to deliver this critical project to Colorado.”

More details are available at the HPTE  and Central 70 websites, and a copy of the Central 70 Final RFP is available here.