All Projects Updated 2/26/2019
American Public Works Association Award
The city just learned that the Linking Lookout interchange project has been selected as one of 16 finalist for project of the year by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The finalist awards will be announced at the ACEC annual conference in Washington D.C. on May 7th. Getting to the finales is a big achievement because the project is competing against engineering projects from all areas like transit, airports, structures, highways, bridges seaports etc. Just to win in Colorado to advance to the national competition we had to beat projects like the new CSU football stadium, the 40 story 1144 fifteenth building in Denver, the I-70 Mountain Corridor project, The RTD Westminster Station Park among others. Moving on to the national finals is quite an honor.
Contact Dan Hartman (303-384-8150) for more information
On Monday, August 27, Dan Hartman accepted the American Public Works Association (AWPA) Project of the Year award for the US 6 and 19th Street Interchange project along with representatives from Muller Engineering and Kraemer NA. The project competed with hundreds of other applicants for this prestigious national award.
Utility Rate Study
The first meeting of the Utility Rate Study Citizen’s Committee will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the PW/Planning Building at 1445 10th Street and the public is welcome. The first meeting will include an overview of the three city owned utilities, a history of rates and a description of the current rate structures, and the objectives of the rate study. For more information please contact Anne Beierle 303-384-8153.
North Washington Complete Street Project
Road work continues on North Washington – weather permitting. The road will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of this Phase of work. There will be a one way access lane north bound for residents who live and must park within the closure. The road will be closed from 2nd St to 6th St with a signed detour via HWY 58 and HWY 93. With recent weather, progress has slowed. We anticipate paving the south bound lanes and switching traffic onto the new road in the next week weather pending. We have received an updated schedule from the contractor, and despite the many days lost to weather the contractor is still showing completion within the contract time by early June. Contact John Hardy (303-384-8195) or Dan Hartman (303-384-8150) with questions.
An Open House was held on April 11, 2017 to present preliminary design concepts for the North Washington Complete Street Project. Concept selections (available for download above) have been made based on comments received at both the January and April open house meetings. The concepts focused on engineering solutions to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic on North Washington between Hwy 93 to 10th Street. Public Comments from the January 23, 2017 meeting are available for download below by area of interest.
Streets Snow Plow Report
- Overhead to underground electric utility work being done for new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th One lane will be closed from Mar 11 to approximately April 11.
- Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) will be closed for construction activities beginning Dec. 3rd and lasting for approximately 4 months. Parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
- The closure of 17th between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM’s new project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended through the end of March.
Water Tank Re-coating Project
The coating project (and related repairs) at 6400 tank are complete and this week the tank was put back into service. The extra work at the tank means that we won’t have time to move to the 6200 tank this spring because we need to have it in service when irrigation season starts. Because of our experience in the 6400 tank, we did drain 6200 and complete a comprehensive inspection which identified some rafter deterioration similar to what we saw in 6400. We will bring a comprehensive change order to council this fall to address the additional work with the intent of doing repairs and recoating at 6200 this winter.
Contact Les Major with questions: 303-384-8170
They will be replacing the chases outside Clear Creek Commons with buried pipe which should last longer than the metal and concrete chases currently in place.
Contact Rob Gibson (303-384-8165) for more information
Heritage Road Roundabout Work
Work was completed on W 4th Ave. roundabout. Work will begin on Eagleridge and Heritage. This work should take a day or two but won’t close the road.
Contact Dan Hartman with questions at 303-384-8150.