Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)


The Durango Capital Improvement Project division supports the City of Durango’s goal of an effective infrastructure network by providing construction management services for Capital Improvement Projects, which cost in excess of $50,000 and will provide in excess of a 3-year depreciable life.  

We manage the scope, quality, schedule and cost on these major construction projects, ensuring they are consistently and CIP page 4professionally managed in a fiscally responsible manner, and properly documented in order to provide the best value while maintaining a high level of quality.

This includes coordinating with the project's sponsoring division (streets, multimodal transportation, parks and recreation, utilities and engineering) to ensure the best value per dollar is expended on these major projects. We also work with finance’s procurement division to manage these projects through various contract vehicles to provide the best value added to the City of Durango’s asset base.


We manage the scope, quality, schedule and cost on construction projects which cost in excess of $50,000 and will provide in excess of a 3-year depreciable life.

 Pre-Construction Phase: Partner with City departments and generate bid packages to include bid item structure for construction cost management, review construction cost estimates and scopes of work. Participate in pre bid meetings, answer bidder questions, provide bid analysis and conduct bidder interviews as required. Host preconstruction meetings and ensure contractor has all permitting in place prior to start of construction.

Construction Phase: Inspect and document that construction is in accordance with plans, specifications, and all applicable local, state and federal codes and standards. Coordinate recurring construction meetings. Review and approve contractor payments. Document and resolve changed conditions, contractual conflicts and clarifications.  Monitor and promote contractor safety, storm water pollution prevention compliance, and schedule accuracy and compliance.  Ensure effective, transparent construction progress and public reporting through project completion. 

Post-Construction Phase: Coordinate final inspection project walk-through and generate punch list. Coordinate operations and maintenance manual distributions and any required trainings. Administer final close-out documents. Authorize final payments after completion of punch list and final acceptance. Submit record drawings to permanent City records and GIS department, and document lessons learned for incorporation in future projects.



The ArcGIS Capital Project Dashboard has contact, scope, schedule, location and boundary information for capital improvement projects under construction in the community. 

Click Here to access the City’s Capital Improvement Projects Construction Dashboard


The OpenGov Capital Improvement Project Map has detailed financial budgetary, funding and expenditure information with general locations for capital improvement projects from design through construction.  

Click Here to access the City’s Capital Improvement Projects Financial Information   


Connect & Engage Durango is the City's online engagement platform. Your comments and feedback help us make informed decisions and understand the needs of our community. Share ideas and participate in online surveys.

Click Here to access Connect & Engage Durango which focuses on larger initiatives in the city, some of which may result in future Capital Improvement Projects.    

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