- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Construction has resumed on Denver’s new Veterans Affairs hospital after the VA and the project’s main builder signed an interim contract.

Kiewit-Turner, which is building the hospital in the Denver suburb of Aurora, stopped construction after a board of appeals ruled the VA breached its contract. The U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals said the VA didn’t produce a design that could be built for $604 million, but rather for more than $1 billion.

The VA and Kiewit-Turner announced the interim contract Monday and that the VA has paid the contractor $157 million for past costs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is on site in an advisory role as the two work on a long-term plan for the project.

The new hospital will include a traumatic brain-injury center, nursing care and other clinics.



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