The City of Fort Collins (the City), an hour north of Denver on I-25, is a college town experiencing significant growth. Between seasonal traffic influxes tied to Colorado State University’s school season and its growth in population, some of the City’s roadways and intersections have become congested with traffic. The Horsetooth and College Intersection was noted as one of the busier intersections, as both constituent streets are heavily traveled. During a joint study, the City and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) found that the Average Daily Traffic rate (ADT) for the intersection is approximately 70,000 vehicles per day. Based on the results of this study, they identified the need for additional left turn lanes along northbound and southbound College Avenue, as well as an additional eastbound left turn lane.
The City procured this project as a Construction Manager/General Contract alternative delivery project to select a partner to value-engineer during preconstruction services to minimize construction and schedule impacts while upholding high quality, aesthetic, and safety standards. Wilson & Company provided the final engineering design for the Horsetooth and College intersection and provided consultant support services for the CM/GC process.
Mission Critical’s Impact
Mission Critical’s robust work schedule with the Myers’ project team resulted in a win for this Fort Collins CMGC. Myers achieved a final score 3.25% higher than the local and regional competitors in this two-phase procurement, earning them this important contract.
This project continues our success with Myers & Sons Construction and represents the 7th CMGC project win for the collaborative team. This win was exceptionally crucial to Myers establishing a strong presence in the Colorado market.
This project represents a series of “firsts” for the City of Fort Collins and Myers:
- First CMGC procurement for the City of Fort Collins, CO
- Myers’ first alternative delivery pursuit in Colorado
- First CMGC win for Myers’ Castle Rock, CO office
- Myers’ first contract with the City of Fort Collins