Colorado’s first stimulus highway project ready to go |

Colorado’s first stimulus highway project ready to go

LITTLETON, Colorado ” Work is set to start on Colorado’s first highway project funded entirely with federal stimulus money.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Tuesday in Littleton where a mile of Belleview Avenue will be repaved for $1.2 million.

Maryland-based Aggregate Industries, which has regional offices in Golden, will do the job.

Two other stimulus highway projects are expected to begin this week ” Colorado 62 between Ridgway and Telluride and Interstate 70 between Wadsworth and Kipling west of Denver.

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Colorado is getting about $400 million for highway projects and another $103 million for mass transit from the stimulus package.

So far, the state has committed to spending about 40 percent of the highway money.

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