Construction giant, Sterling Construction Company, Inc. has recently announced that its arm, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC (RLW) and its JV partner, SEMA Construction are being chosen to design and implement reconstruction work on I-25 in Weld and Larimer counties in Colorado by the CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation).
Sources suggest that the project upon completion of design finalization and execution of the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) contract, will exceed an estimated price of about $200 million and would likely begin construction in mid-2019.
Under the contract, Sterling’s RLW and SEMA will expand I-25 highway’s two lanes in each direction, broadly to accommodate two general lanes and one express lane on each side. In addition to road widening, all the interchanges within the project limits will be reconstructed, which includes replacing the highway’s existing bridges.
According to Joe Cutillo, CEO of Sterling Construction Co., the selection of its subsidiary RLW and JV partner SEMA for this major highway project will validate the company’s strategy to pursue heavy highway awards, further delivering greater value to the project owner through its extensive design-build capabilities. Colorado is an important part for the company’s strategic growth plans including the Rocky Mountain region for its heavy civil construction business. Moreover, the firm is thrilled about this and other upcoming opportunities, Cutillo added.
For the record, Sterling, is renowned for its expertise in heavy civil infrastructure construction and infrastructure rehabilitation as well as residential construction projects, primarily in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Utah and other states, where viable construction opportunities are in abundance.
Reportedly, the firm’s heavy civil construction projects include roads, highways, bridges, ports, light rails, airfields, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems. Moreover, Sterling residential construction projects includes commercial concrete projects for single-family homes, foundations for multi-family homes as well as parking structures.