VA demands proof hospital will cost $1 billion

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is demanding a construction company prove a new veterans’ hospital is over budget.

Kiewit-Turner told federal officials the $600 million Aurora hospital actually will cost more than $1 billion to finish.

According to the Denver Post (, the Veterans Administration has rejected the contractor’s demands to be let out of the building contract.


Information from: The Denver Post,