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 June 27, 2017
Changes continue. We now have reopened the eastbound ramp from US 6 to 19th Street. Traffic on the west side of 6th Ave is now mostly in its final configuration. Remember that traffic coming up 19th to the eastbound US 6 ramp does not stop, they have the through-motion. When you approach downhill from the west on 19th you have to stop, and cross the through-motion only when there is a safe gap.
Pedestrians now need to use the new sidewalk from Parfet Estates drive to the center of the lid, then the temporary asphalt connection to the marked pedestrian area along the roadway.
Most of the grading is complete for the westbound lane of 19th and the sidewalk from Elm to the Westbound US 6 on-ramp. Water line extension to tie-in to the line coming across the lid starting about halfway to Elm is underway. Final connection to the line over the lid will occur when the westbound on-ramp is closed. Sidewalk, curb and gutter on the north side will begin after the waterline is completed.
There is landscape and irrigation work beginning on the lid, and periodic work in other areas so please pay attention when you when you drive, walk or ride through the area.
Irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid, as well as lighting under the bridge.
The ramp from 19th Street to westbound US 6 will be closed for two weeks to complete water line tie-in, and grading. The closure is currently planned to begin July 10.
There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.
Watch twitter @LinkingLookout for closure notices.
US 6 under the lid is now open as of June 8, 2017!
Linking Lookout – April 2017
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.