Linking Lookout

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Questions? Call the Linking Lookout Hotline at (303) 277-8777 for updates!

Linking Lookout logoLinking 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.

Current Updates

Updates for the week of April 25, 2017

Concrete curbs and medians Are being completed this week. Paving of the mainline US 6 will begin Wednesday and continue through Friday, weather permitting.

We are currently planning the switch to move through US 6 traffic under the lid for May 15.

The rock facing on the large south bridge monuments is in progress, and is expected to be complete early next week.

The rocks that create the amphitheater on the lid did not meet height specifications and will be replaced.

Grading for the sidewalk and westbound 19th street lane is being done on the north side of 19th St.

Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues, weather permitting. Park only in designated areas if you are accessing the landing field or Chimney Gulch Trail.

Irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid, as well as lighting under the bridge.

There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

There is a construction viewing 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.

Linking Lookout – March 2017

Linking Lookout - March 2017

Linking Lookout – March 2016

Linking Lookout - March 2016

Project Videos

Watch the Interchange function with traffic projected in 2035.

Keeping Informed

button_enewsletterThere’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.

Do you want the information to come to you? Sign up for our weekly newsletter and receive an update each Tuesday.

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.

Community Meetings

Community MeetingThroughout 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.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

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