Contractors Say CDOT is hiding costs of big contracts with out-of-state companies

CBS4: Just two years after a scathing audit, the Colorado Department of Transportation is under scrutiny again for how it awards some contracts and spends taxpayer dollars.

The Legislative Audit Committee will decide on Monday whether to move forward with a full audit of the agency. It comes as CDOT receives billions of dollars in additional funding from both the state and federal governments.

Some long-time Colorado contractors tell CBS4 that most big projects are going to out-of-state contractors — and CDOT is hiding the cost of some of those projects. Most of the contractors say they are afraid of retaliation if they speak out.

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