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 October 10, 2017
Now that the intersection is open and the only activity on site is finishing landscaping, we are wrapping up the communications efforts. The webcam will operate through October and then come down. The hotline and twitter account will go dormant (waiting for the next big project). We’ll keep the website up and active until we complete a couple of follow-up activities: a traffic study to verify that the intersection is working as expected and a noise study to verify the noise modeling that we did prior to construction. Results of those efforts will be posted to the website when they are complete in the next month or so.
There will also be intermittent short closures as landscaping is completed.
And, it’s open! The ribbon has officially been cut on the Linking Lookout project!
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.
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.