The I-25 and US 24/Cimarron Street Interchange Design-Build project in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pulled out victorious last week with the Quality of Life/Community Development award for medium projects (those costing between $25 million and $200 million). This Design-Build project was competing in the western region’s America’s Transportation Awards competition (https://americastransportationawards.org/).
Congratulations to the Wilson team that performed program management and project oversight on behalf of CDOT for one of the region’s busiest interchanges which accommodates more than 150,000 vehicles per day! The $115 million project was the second largest transportation project constructed in Colorado Springs, and the new Single Point Diamond Interchange replaced a partial clover leaf interchange that was constructed in 1958. This new interchange offers a safe gateway to downtown and the mountain communities with a connection that provides up to 40% improvement to traffic capacity. The project also included better trail connections and improved water quality.
Thanks to a great partnership with CDOT, Kraemer North America, Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness, as well as with our partners WSP, YEH and Associates, BachmanPR, and THK & Associates, we were able to create a safe connection that ties the Colorado Springs community together. Wilson & Company was proud to work with CDOT on the program management for the project which included the preparation of the design-build procurement documents and overall construction management support.
The three highest-scoring projects from each region will be included in the Top 12, and from those 12 the Grand Prize winners will be chosen through online voting. Voting begins August 30, and the winners of the top two awards will be announced on September 23.