I‐25 South Gap: Monument to Castle Rock in Record Time

APA Colorado Chapter


Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. MDT

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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The I‐25 South Gap project stemmed from a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study. In response to intense public and political pressure, CDOT worked with a broad coalition of local, state, and federal partners to plan, fund, design, and complete an Environmental Assessment in record time. The project went from PEL to construction in less than 2 years. Learn about the triumphs and setbacks of this unique project from the team's managers and task leads.

Learning Objectives:

1. Best practices for accelerating CDOT project delivery (how we did it).

2. How stakeholders can support accelerated project delivery (building and maintaining a coalition).

3. Best practices for communicating decisions when time is not on your side.

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Mandy Whorton


Chuck Attardo

Chuck Attardo is the CDOT Region 1 South Program Environmental Manager. He was responsible for overseeing the Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study and the I‐25 South Gap Environmental Assessment. Chuck's 25‐year‐plus career spans both state and private sector experience. Chuck was instrumental in getting the ... Read More

Paul Neiman

Paul Neiman is a Resident Engineer in CDOT Region 1 South Program. He has more than 25 years of experience with CDOT and is overseeing the construction of the I‐25 South Gap Project. His specialties include traffic design and engineering, construction inspection, and construction management. Read More

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Shelia Booth, sbooth@apacolorado.org