COMMERCE CITY — City Council was set to approve an $888,539 agreement with Bowman Colorado Group for construction work as part of the improvements on East 104th Avenue.

The project is set to widen East 104th Avenue from two lanes to four on a 1.15-mile stretch between U.S. Highway 85 and Lima Street with a raised and colored concrete median. As part of the planned work, the Union Pacific Railroad crossing would be reconstructed to allow it to become a quiet zone crossing. Additionally, a curb and gutter would be installed along the 1.15-mile stretch with a 6-foot sidewalk on the south side and a 12-foot concrete trail on the north.

The improvements also call for a new bridge over Interstate 76 to serve as the new eastbound lanes, with the existing bridge left intact to serve as the new westbound lanes. A new bridge for the O’Brian Canal with a pedestrian underpass also would be included.

The project calls for about $3.2 million in new sanitary sewer and water lines to be installed by South Adams County Water and Sanitation District, as well as new street lights to match the existing lights elsewhere along East 104th Avenue.

Bowman Colorado Group was selected after two proposals were received. The contract to be voted on by council — after press deadline — called for $740,536 for construction management services and $148,003 for QA testing.

City officials expect the work to be completed by late January 2016.


Public meetings

Commerce City is hosting two public meetings April 24, 2014, about East 104th Avenue improvements that begin construction this month.

  The $18.7 million project will complete the 104th Avenue widening project from Brighton Road to E-470. Residents of the Commerce City Northern Infrastructure General Improvement District approved the bond initiative in 2005 to improve the corridor for residents and businesses.

  The first meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the Belle Creek Family Center, 10693 Belle Creek Blvd. in Commerce City. The second meeting will occur at 7 p.m. at the Belle Creek Charter School. The buildings are located next to each other. Both meetings will provide the same information to attendees.

One lane of traffic is expected to remain open during the majority of the construction.

Questions or comments about the project can be referred to the telephone project hotline at 303-536-5886 or project email to Questions about the meetings can be directed to the Public Works Department at 303-289-8150.