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I-225 Rail Line Timeline

  • Spring 2012: Construction begins on first segment, from Nine Mile to Iliff

  • March 2012: RTD receives an unsolicited proposal from Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to build full line

  • April 2012: RTD Board of Directors authorizes staff to proceed with competitive bidding process

  • July 2012: Staff recommends the Kiewit Infrastructure Co. proposal; RTD Board of Directors votes to move forward with Kiewit contract

  • March 2013: RTD & Kiewit break ground for the full I-225 Rail Line

  • Spring 2013: Construction begins on full line

  • Spring 2014: I-225 highway widening is complete from Parker Road to Mississippi Avenue

  • 2016: Full line to open for service*

*Initially the Nine Mile to Iliff segment was set to open in 2014 but has since been adjusted to coincide with the completion of the full I-225 Rail Line from Nine Mile to Peoria/Smith in 2016

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