Central 70 Project Transportation

Central 70 Project

Client Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) High Performance Transportation Enterprise (Colorado HPTE)
Completion Date July 2023
Location Denver, Colorado
Completed by Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.

Sturgeon Electric crews are providing electrical construction services for the $1.2 billion Central 70 Project, which reconstructs and expands 10 miles of Interstate 70 (I-70). Project features include removing a 57-year-old viaduct, constructing new express lanes in each direction, lowering 2.5 miles of the highway between Brighton and Colorado boulevards, and placing a four-acre park over part of the lowered highway.

CDOT considers Brighton Boulevard to Chambers Road — the highway segment that encompasses the project — one of Colorado’s economic backbones. It is home to 1,200 businesses, provides regional connection to Denver International Airport and carries up to 200,000 vehicles per day. Central 70 is designed to modernize and economically revitalize the area; improve infrastructure and capacity; enhance safety, mobility, access to transportation, and north-south and east-west connectivity; and connect the Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods that were divided when the viaduct was built in the 1960s.

Sturgeon Electric will operate and maintain portions of Central 70 for two years once it is complete in 2023.