Ritter Certifies Federal Stimulus Projects

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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DENVER (AP) -- Gov. Bill Ritter has submitted the first round of transportation funds from the federal stimulus package, including major work on the Western Slope, eastern plains and the Interstate 70 corridor.

Ritter said Tuesday he told Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that 18 projects worth $145 million are ready to go.

Ritter says he'll have a list of projects for the rest of the $280 million in the coming months.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will begin advertising projects for contractor bidding next week.

A list of proposed highway projects for the federal stimulus package submitted Tuesday by Gov. Bill Ritter:

-- Colorado 9: Breckenridge North, widening, $12 million.

-- I-70: Vail Pass to Silverthorne, resurfacing, $8 million.

-- U.S. 40/287: Ports to Plains Corridor, reconstruction, $12 million.

-- I-70 Mountain Corridor: DIA to Eagle County Airport, truck parking management, $1.9 million.

-- I-25 through Trinidad, various improvements, $7.8 million.

-- U.S. 287: Campo to Hugo, reconstruction, $16 million.

-- Colorado 92: Austin to Hotchkiss corridor, repairs, $11.9 million.

-- Colorado 13: Rio Blanco Hill, reconstruction, $13 million.

-- I-70, Colorado 82, U.S. 6 Exit, safety improvements at Glenwood Springs interchange, $2.5 million.

-- I-70 Mountain Corridor: DIA to Eagle County Airport, truck parking management, $11 million.

-- Colorado 14: Hatchery to Cameron Pass, resurfacing, $6.4 million.

-- I-76: Sedgwick to Nebraska line, reconstruction, $15 million.

-- U.S. 24/285: Johnson Village North, resurfacing, $5.7 million.

-- U.S. 160: Alamosa East, resurfacing, $4.5 million.

-- Colorado 62: Dallas Divide, resurfacing, $4 million.

-- U.S. 285: Saguache County, resurfacing, $6.7 million.

-- U.S. 160: Shaw Creek to Del Norte, resurfacing, $2.1 million.

-- U.S. 160: Florida River, relocation of intersection and other improvements, $4 million.

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