Colorado's congressional delegation has sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs urging the agency to come up with a plan to continue construction of Denver's new VA hospital.
Kiewit-Turner, which was building the hospital in the Denver suburb of Aurora, stopped construction after a board of appeals ruled Tuesday the VA breached its contract.
The U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals says the VA didn't produce a design that could be built for $604 million, but rather for more than $1 billion. The board also found that the VA doesn't have sufficient funds to pay for construction of the entire project as currently designed and has no plans to ask for money.
The congressional delegation says it's concerned about veteran care and the jobs of the 1,400 construction workers involved in the project.