The State of Colorado has published a status report on the state of the ARRA projects [PDF] that have been directed to Colorado. Gov. Bill Ritter has created an oversight panel called the Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability Board that is charged with ensuring that recovery act dollars are spent wisely and with full transparency. Gov. Ritter has directed his staff and state agencies to work
diligently to maximize the impact of the funds to create jobs, improve infrastructure, support
families in need, and boost the New Energy Economy. This report offers a snapshot of where Colorado stands with respect to Recovery Act funds.
From the report… As of July 15, 23 roadway projects using $124.6 million from the Recovery Act have begun construction.CDOT reports that more than 600 people have gotten jobs because of these projects. Construction projects worth $36.7 million are under way at seven airports. Federal officials are collecting bids for $17 million in work to clean up the Summitville Superfund site, where work is set to begin this
fall. In late summer, another $60 million will be spent on about 30 drinking water and
wastewater projects. See the official State of Colorado Recovery website at www.colorado.gov/recovery