What's Happening on the CDOT Central 70 Project?

14-Feb-2017 to 11-Apr-2017

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently approved the reconstruction of Interstate 70 through central Denver, concluding a 14­year unprecedented outreach and community engagement process. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018. The FHWA action allows CDOT to advance efforts designed to provide job opportunities and training for local residents. The $1.2 billion Central 70 Project is one of fewer than a dozen projects nationwide piloting local hiring under special FHWA authority. CDOT is proposing that contractors fill 20 percent of all construction jobs with residents from the neighborhoods most impacted by the project. Funding is also being provided for job training and employment support programs. Next steps include the selection of a developer partner to design, finance, build, maintain and operate the facility, followed by final design and construction. More information is available on the Central 70 project website, or by emailing