$31 Million Awarded to Start Construction on Veterans’ Cemetery
Congressman Lamborn is pleased to announce a milestone in construction of the Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a $31 Million construction contract to a developer with a Fall 2019 completion date.
The project has been a high priority for the Congressman and the contract is the next step in honoring the service of Colorado veterans. Colorado Veterans have worked toward this achievement for more than 20 years and the Congressman's work on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs secured proper procedures and funding to make the effort a reality.
The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded G&C Fab-Con, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business from Flemington, NJ the $31.8 million contract. Over 13,000 new burial spaces will be available in 2019 and later development will accommodate an estimated 95,000 total spaces. The Colorado Springs community and the entire Colorado veteran community will greatly benefit from the project.
"I'll continue to work with the VA to ensure the Pikes Peak National Cemetery is completed on time for veterans in our community. Our region is home to 80 percent of the state's veterans and Colorado has the highest percentage of veterans in the nation. We're long overdue for a local cemetery to honor our veterans and provide a final resting place to America's heroes."
- Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)