Linking Lookout Project
Construction began on the long awaited intersection of US 6 and 19th Street on February 8. The City of Golden is partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to make the project come to fruition.
CDOT is in charge of most of the major road construction projects on highways throughout Colorado, so you can imagine that this project is not one of their largest. However, for us here in Golden, this is going to be a big fish in our small pond.
We know there will be a lot of questions, concerns and frustrations in the weeks, months and years to come as this project takes shape. We will work hard to make sure you have the very latest information going into the project and as it progresses.
The US 6 & 19th Street project was named “Linking Lookout” so anywhere you see those two words, you’ll find information on the project. Linking Lookout was chosen to represent what the project will ultimately bring to our community… a beautiful and user-friendly path between downtown Golden and the communities at the base of Lookout Mountain. In essence, we are “linking” Golden to Lookout to help bikers, pedestrians and cars cross over US 6 safely without hindering the flow of traffic.
Updates for the week of March 21, 2017
Pedestrian and bike traffic along 19th Street has been moved on to the old 19th Street pavement. Work began on replacing and re-grading the sidewalk. The separation between bikes, pedestrians and traffic is a line of white candlestick barricades. Please drive and walk carefully.
The bridge monument pours on the south side are complete and ready for rock facing. Installation of the bridge rail arch on the south end will be done this week.
Construction of the concrete channel in the northeast quadrant will be complete this week. The 6th Ave. trail use from the closure up the hill to the south and then over to West Campus Drive via a social trail will again be available.
Excavation will be completed on the mainline of US 6 on the south side of the lid this week, except for a saturated area which will need some rock and drainage.
Wall and Coping painting is complete except for the area under the bridge.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues.
We had a drone flight in early March. Below you can compare an aerial photo taken one year ago with an image captured from the recent drone flight to see how much work has taken place!
There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.
Watch twitter @LinkingLookout for closure notices.
Linking Lookout – March 2017
Linking Lookout – March 2016
Watch the Interchange function with traffic projected in 2035.
There’s a ton of different ways to get information these days; everything from traditional newspapers to TV to the internet and social media. While the City plans to utilize many forms of communication tools, you will always find the very latest information right here on these pages. For sudden changes or updates, you can find us on Twitter @LinkingLookout. If you prefer the phone, we have a hotline set up at (303) 277-8777. Any notifications that need to be made will be on a recorded message on the hotline, but you can also leave a message if you have a question and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.
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Want a birds-eye view of the roadwork? Once the project is underway, we will have live webcams available as well. And wherever you see the Linking Lookout orange logo, you will find information.
Throughout the planning process, we have worked hard to gather community input. We hosted many open houses to review plans and get feedback. Now that the plans are set, we plan to continue to closely communicate with the public. Just before groundbreaking, the City hosted a community meeting to explain the project in its entirety. If you missed the meeting, you can watch it by going to the Community Meetings page. Also, check out the FAQ page, which answers all of the questions asked by the public so far.