AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A deal could be made on Wednesday afternoon to get construction back on track at the VA Hospital in Aurora.
Six days after the main contractor, Kiewit-Turner, walked off the job demanding to be paid, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman says he has found the money to do just that.
The congressman says the 2015 budget for the Veteran’s Administration has a construction account with a balance of $2 billion.
“I think you are going to see them come back fairly soon,” he said on CBS4 on Wednesday morning. “Not that the project will be at 100 percent fairly soon but I think you’ll see the work start to build pretty soon.
Coffman admits moving the money to Colorado could delay other projects, but he says it’s essential to get the hospital built.
Sloan Gibson, the Deputy Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, traveled to Denver Wednesday to hold a meeting about the matter.
The VA has already agreed to let the engineers take over the project if that contractor returns.
Coffman said “he is pushing the parties together to get it done.”
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