Commissioners Approve Largest Construction Project in Weld County History
The Weld County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved the recommendation from staff to hire Interstate Highway Construction for the WCR 49 Corridor Design-Build Project. Commissioner Sean Conway says, “This project will be the largest construction project in the 154-year history of Weld County.” The contract is not-to-exceed $109,589,267.51.
After considering proposals, interviews, and best and final offers, the cross-disciplinary team identified IHC as receiving the highest score. Based on all the information received, county staff is confident IHC will provide the highest quality, most cost effective, and most successful project overall.
Ways The WCR 49 Corridor Project Will Save Money
Weld County chose the Design-Build method for the WCR 49 Corridor because it offers specific benefits including cost savings resulting from:
- A shorter project timeline that reduces lane closures and motorist inconvenience
- Quality-control activities and risks are transferred to the contractor reducing construction, engineering and inspection costs for Weld County
- Earlier identification and elimination of design errors leading to fewer change orders
- Well-organized communication between design, construction, engineering, and team members across all disciplines throughout the project
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