Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) A water utility company in Colorado can proceed with its planned reservoir expansion and the largest construction project in Boulder County after it received final federal approval, company officials said. Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Gross Reservoir expansion project on July 17, the Daily Camera reported.

The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) $350 million I-25 South Gap project, awarded to Kraemer North America (KNA), is improving 18 mi. of highway south of Castle Rock (Douglas County, about 40 mi. south of Denver) to the town of Monument (El Paso County), with a major component being the construction of an express lane in each direction to meet increased traffic demands.

Construction crews in Montezuma County, Colo., are putting the finishing touches on an $11.2 million project that improves safety through the construction of alternating passing lanes and vehicle turn-outs between mile points 27.75 and 29.75. The U.S.

Denver International Airport plans to use a reduction in air travel resulting from the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to accelerate long-planned refurbishment work on its concourses. The Denver City Council approved a proposal this month to spend up to $560 million in additional funds on the airport's existing concourse expansion projects, The Denver Post reported.

LiuGong North America has appointed Rifle Equipment, LLC, as their new dealer in Rifle, Colo. The city is located roughly halfway between Aspen and Grand Junction. The dealership, which has served the area since 2003, has represented both the LiuGong and Dressta brands since October of 2019.

Construction in Colorado will go on. That's according to Associated General Contractors of Colorado CEO Michael Gifford, who believes that keeping construction underway in The Centennial State amid the COVID-19 crisis is paramount to the economy. "As long as we keep working safely, we will keep 175,000 people employed and out of the overburdened unemployment system, and help Colorado avoid a deeper slowdown or recession," Gifford said in an interview with Bisnow.

GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Faris Machinery of Colorado and Wheeler Machinery Company of Utah as Top Ten Distributors for sales in the 2019 fiscal year. The awards were presented in recognition for outstanding sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in the United States.

Kiewit Corp. has ‘topped off' its regional headquarters in Lone Tree, Colo. as members of the construction crew signed the final beam. This campus for the Omaha, Neb.based engineering and construction firm will act as a hub for its 900 Colorado-based employees.

The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association held its award banquet on Feb. 19, 2020 in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show in Denver. The following contractors and producers were honored at the event: Four Corners Materials for Smoothest Pavement (Categories l and ll); United Companies for Smoothest Pavement (Category lll); Elam Construction for Smoothest Pavement (Category lV); Martin Marietta in the airport category; Connell Resources for Commercial Parking Lot; Blue Roads Solution in the Residential Subdivision category; Schmidt Construction in the City Street category (new or reconstruction); Coulson Excavating for City Street Resurfacing; Vance Brothers for Surface Treatment; United Companies in the Urban Highway Resurfacing category and Martin Marietta for Urban Highway new or reconstruction.

Crews continue to make progress on the Central 70 project in Denver, Colo. The $1.2 billion effort will reconstruct a 10-mi. stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road, along with adding one new express lane in each direction and removing an aging viaduct.

Galtney Partners and Regent Square Capital led the acquisition of Generator Source LLC, formerly known as Diesel Service and Supply. Based in Brighton, Colo., Generator Source is a provider of commercial standby generators and related services. Galtney and Regent Square acquired the company from founder and owner, Ed Vecchiarelli Sr., as part of an overall business succession and growth strategy for the company.