Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (“Sterling” or “the Company”) today announced that its subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC (“RLW”) was selected, as part of a joint venture with Granite Construction, by the Colorado Department of Transportation to replace the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, CO. Sterling’s portion of the $76 million contract is approximately $37 million.
The joint venture construction management/general contractor (CM/GC) team will be responsible for the replacement of the 60-year-old, 1,000-foot traffic bridge, and 600-foot pedestrian bridge spanning I-70, the Colorado River and two Union Pacific Railroad mainline tracks. The project will improve public safety, including emergency service response, and reliability of the bridge as a critical transportation route.
Funding for the project is provided by the Colorado Bridge Enterprise. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2016 and scheduled for completion by Summer 2018. For more information visit the SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge webpage.
Paul J. Varello, Sterling’s CEO commented, “We look forward to working side-by-side with Granite Construction, which is one of our nation’s leading heavy civil infrastructure builders. We are proud to be a part of this project, which will provide a safe, secure, and effective multimodal connection from downtown Glenwood Springs across the Colorado River and I-70 to the historic Glenwood Hot Springs area. This is one of several projects that we have underway in Colorado, which is on the leading edge of the transportation infrastructure upgrades so urgently needed throughout the United States.”
Sterling is a leading heavy civil construction company that specializes in the building and reconstruction of transportation and water infrastructure projects in Texas, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and other states in which there are profitable construction opportunities. Its transportation infrastructure projects include highways, roads, bridges, airfields and light rail. Its water infrastructure projects include water, wastewater and storm drainage systems.