MONTREAL—Quebec-based SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a six-year, $31 million contract to provide design engineering services for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) along the I-70 Mountain Corridor.
The corridor leads to numerous Colorado recreational destinations but is notoriously congested with safety and trip reliability major concerns, stated a release. The section can also be significantly affected by adverse weather conditions.
Major elements of the project include replacing deficient infrastructure, adding a lane to increase highway capacity and implementing curve safety modifications to improve travel speeds and sight distance and reduce crashes.
The project will also provide a frontage road connection to improve emergency access and mobility during severe weather and facilitate efficient freight movement.
“The I-70 Mountain Corridor is vital to commuters who live and work in the mountain communities and essential for freight and transit in western destinations,” said George Nash, CEO of Atkins North America, a division of SNC-Lavalin. “Leveraging our ,past experience on the recently completed Veterans Memorial Tunnels and Mountain Express Lanes projects, our team is well positioned to help CDOT create safer, more enjoyable travel with the successful completion of this project.”