City Projects

All Projects Updated 3/10/2020

West 8th Street/Trail Closure

Update 3/17/2020:

The City of Golden installed a temporary bridge for access across the culvert/construction project.

The Church Ditch culvert project was originally anticipated to be completed by 3/17/20. Unfortunately, the weather has not cooperated. The month of February brought a total of 39″ of snowfall to Golden over six separate storms. That snowfall and cold days has delayed the construction timeline. The contractor is now hoping that construction will be complete by 4/1/20 but that date is also dependent on weather. Any updates or new information will be posted on www.GuidingGolden.com

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The Church Ditch Water Authority (CDWA) currently has West 8th Street and the surrounding pedestrian/bike trail closed in order to replace a culvert beneath 8th street. Under State law, Golden may not deny CDWA the right to maintain the ditch. CDWA has the right to close down streets and trails as necessary to work on the ditch. Church Ditch begins in Golden and runs 26 miles through Jefferson County and beyond.

The closure is expected to last a total of eight weeks, with a target date of March 17 for reopening the trail. The project requires a hard closure to remove the old culvert and replace it. At this time, the alternate route is down Washington Avenue.

We realize this is a significant inconvenience for trail users and we will continue to work with the CDWA contractors to shorten that duration in any reasonable way.

This project is separate from the Basecamp development at the end of 8th Street. For complete details on all of the West 8th projects, please visit www.GuidingGolden.com.

Wipes Clog PipesPlease watch what you flush!

Just a reminder from the Public Works Department:  With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns at a high, many people are using wet wipes and paper towels and may be tempted to flush them.

Please, DO NOT FLUSH WET WIPES of any kind, NOR PAPER TOWELS down the toilet. Neither breaks down as sufficiently as toilet paper and could cause backups for the city’s sewer system. Even wipes that claim to be “flushable” are not safe.

Street Closures

  • The closure of 17th between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM’s project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended until April 15.
  • The closure of one lane at 1750 Jackson has been extended for a construction project until April 15
  • The closure of 18th St sidewalk and parking lane for dumpsters for a construction project has been extended until April 15
  • Jan 20 – Mar 31: 1770 Elm St – parking spots will be impacted by the placement of 2 dumpsters
  • Jan 20 – April 1: 8th St (around old Briarwood area) – traffic lane, parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted by the replacement of box culvert going under 8th
  • Mar 9 – April 7: Ulysses St from 10 Ave to Golden Rd – traffic lane and bike lane will be impacted by installation of fiber
  • Mar 10 – April 28: Canyon Point Circle – a dumpster will be impacting a parking spot
  • Mar 16 – 20: Ptarmigan St from Partridge Cir to Normal St – a traffic lane and parking lane will be impacted by a pole and hardware installation
  • Mar 16 – 20: 23rd St from Jackson to Arapahoe – parking lanes and sidewalk will be impacted by boring to replace an underground spanner and install new conduit
  • Mar 17 – 23: Brickyard Rd will be impacted by a man-lift (crane) for cell tower work
  • Mar 23 – 25: Plateau Parkway from Peery Parkway to Sharon Parkway – a traffic lane and parking lane will be impacted by a pole and hardware installation
  • Mar 23 – 27: Washington from 23rd to 19th – traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will all be impacted by restoration work
  • April 2: Parking lanes in front of Buffalo Rose will be impacted by a wedding at the venue
  • April 4: Parking lanes in front of Buffalo Rose will be impacted by a wedding at the venue
  • April 6: 13th St from Jackson to Washington – a traffic lane will be impacted by the installation of an anode in the gas main in the asphalt
  • April 6: W. 2nd Pl from Orchard to Orion – a traffic lane will be impacted by the installation of an anode in the gas main in the asphalt
  • April 27: Parking lanes in front of Buffalo Rose will be impacted by a fundraiser at the venue
  • April 3, 2021: Parking lane in front of Buffalo Rose will be impacted by a wedding at the venue

Public Works Dept Awards

FHWA folks from right to left: Emily Biondi, Director, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, FHWA; Shari Schaftlein, Director, Office of Human Environment, FHWA; Anne Beierle, City of Golden; Damaris Santiago, Team Leader, Project Mitigation Team, FHWA; Heather Holsinger, Office of Natural Environment, FHWAThe Linking Lookout project received an Environmental Excellence Award from the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) last week in Minneapolis. This is a biennial award from FHWA and Golden’s project was one of 12 national award winners from over 150 applicants.  Anne Beierle, Deputy Director of Public Works, accepted the award.

FHWA folks from right to left: Emily Biondi, Director, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, FHWA; Shari Schaftlein, Director, Office of Human Environment, FHWA; Anne Beierle, City of Golden; Damaris Santiago, Team Leader, Project Mitigation Team, FHWA; Heather Holsinger, Office of Natural Environment, FHWA

APWA Award
FHWA folks from right to left: Emily Biondi, Director, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, FHWA; Shari Schaftlein, Director, Office of Human Environment, FHWA; Anne Beierle, City of Golden; Damaris Santiago, Team Leader, Project Mitigation Team, FHWA; Heather Holsinger, Office of Natural Environment, FHWA

Wide shot of the room at the AWPA Awards ceremony.The City of Golden was awarded a Public Works Project Award in the 2019 Transportation for Small Community category by the Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association for the North Washington Complete Streets Project. The Project Team consists of City Staff, John Hardy, Joe Puhr, and Melissa Crocker; design consultants and construction managers.

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