It's been a long haul, but Linking Lookout is almost complete!
With just a few more lane closures and turning restrictions coming up, the long-awaited US 6 and 19th Street interchange project is on the home stretch!
A project that started in February 2016, we've come a long way. What was once a busy intersection now flows traffic on US 6 seamlessly under a park (literally!). The "lid" that takes 19th Street over US 6 (effectively linking the Lookout Mountain neighborhoods to the rest of Golden, which is where the project got its name) offers lovely green spaces with trees and biking and walking space - a huge improvement for folks moving from one side of US 6 to the other. We love our residents, and dodging cars is not considered a healthy lifestyle!
Mark it on your calendars now and join us in the park on top of the 19th Street bridge over US 6 on Sunday, October 1, at 2 p.m. to have a look at the finished product and help us celebrate a job well done. We will also unveil the artwork which will adorn the park lid!
Please keep reading for all the other exciting things happening in Golden and have great week!
Your friends at the City of Golden
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Overnight closures of ramps and lanes on 19th Street continue to complete final paving. Only one ramp will be closed at a time, but closures are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday September 19 and 20.
There will be some lane closures of US 6 for median planting and placing the letters on the arch for the remainder of the week.
Traffic has been switched to the final configuration but there will remain a prohibition on left turns from the westbound off ramp up hill on 19th Street and a temporary stop sign for eastbound 19th traffic approaching the westbound ramp. These restrictions will remain until September 22.
Landscaping, irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid and in all ramp areas.
Working space is getting very tight, and work is happening through the project so please be careful as you cross the area, whether in a car, on a bike or walking.
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.
More landscaping going in on the Linking Lookout lid.
2017 Street Improvements
Paving operations have been completed for the 2017 program. Crews will be cleaning up and performing minor punch list work and re striping in the next few weeks. During the course of the summer we repaved 1,174,007 SF using almost 19,000 tons of asphalt.
2017 Utility Replacement
Diamond Contracting is working on sewer main upgrades on East Street between 1st Street and 5th Street.
11th & Illinois Pedestrian Improvements
Work has begun on the construction of a raised crosswalk at the intersection of 11th and Illinois. The road will remain closed for the duration of the project with a signed detour in place. Anticipated completion is Friday September 22, 2017.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet September 19 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.
At the meeting, the board will discuss the following items:
Single Track sidewalk pilot proposal update
Lion's Park Crime Prevention follow up
Museum Deaccession process
Special Interest Request Follow up
For a full list of all items to be covered at the meeting, please see the meeting agenda.
Golden City Council will meet September 21 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
At the meeting, the Council will learn about the following items:
Council will be briefed regarding the Family Justice Center. The presentation will be given by the First Judicial District Attorney's Office, which serves Jefferson and Gilpin counties.
Staff will provide City Council with an update on the numerous activities that have been undertaken to improve the organization's community engagement efforts. Staff will also be looking for City Council to provide input on a new community engagement platform that will be revealed at the meeting.
City Council will discuss the ordinance under consideration that updates and reformats a number of Golden Municipal Code (GMC) chapters relating to citizen boards and commissions.
Staff will provide City Council with an overview of the items that staff has proposed to be shared with new City Councilors as part of their orientation process. Staff is also interested in hearing from current City Councilors on information that they think would be helpful to include in the New Councilor Guide.
For more information on the items under discussion, please see the
Two of our current City Councilors are hosting their upcoming September and October "Coffee with a Councilor" meetings as an opportunity for you to get to meet the November election Council candidates in a low-key and relaxed environment.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to ask the questions you want answered, and meet the people who will potentially be representing you for the next four years. There are still four meetings left in the series - see the schedule below. If you aren't sure in which Ward you reside, see the
Ward and District map .
Coffee with a Councilor & Candidates Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 23
10 a.m. Ward 3 candidates
Norman D. Park
698 N. Ford St.
Come out to the Golden Farmers Market, and find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space every Saturday through Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.
September 24, 2017 Golden's biggest annual race will take place for the 12th year running!
Starting again beneath the City's famous 'Welcome' arch, right in the center of historic downtown Golden, and finishing in Parfet Park beside Clear Creek, the Golden Gallop will lead its runners on 5k and 10k loops followed by the Kid's Fun Run.
Pump up your tires and get ready to eat brains, it's all about ZOMBIES! for the final Golden Bike Cruise of the year on Tuesday,
September 26, with music by Sun Time Hannah
The cruise takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, from May through September, and starts in the parking lot next to the Golden Library. The cruise has grown over the years and the addition of beer, food and live music have made the event a definite favorite with locals.
Sponsored by the Golden Community Commons, the event starts at 6 p.m. with live music from local bands, local brews from New Terrain Brewery and food provided by Bob's Atomic Burgers. Bring canned goods for a chance to win prizes and giveaways.
At 7 p.m. the bicycle cruise departs, looping through parks and neighborhoods on the bike trails.
RTD Rail Line Service Cut Public Meeting
RTD is proposing to cut W Line rail service from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes, for all stops between Federal Center Station and the end of line Golden station, except for weekday a.m. and p.m. commuting hours.
The Public Meeting to discuss these changes, recommended to begin January 2018, will take place on Thursday,
September 28, 6 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10
th Street. Please come and support our need for continued service along our rail line of every 15 minutes.
Family Lab: Technology Safety and Your Family - Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m.
BESSIG-Chasing Coral movie - Sept. 26, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Dan Hartman named to the American Public Works Association Board of Directors
The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently announced the 2017-2018 Board of Directors at the APWA PWX annual conference in August, and our own Dan Hartman, Golden Public Works Director, was named to the board.
Dan will serve as Director of Region IX.
Mark it on your calendar! Mayor's Community Celebration, Oct. 3
The tradition continues, as Golden's Mayor Marjorie Sloan hosts a fun event to honor outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Golden. This will be the 7
th year for the Mayor's Community Celebration, which will take place at
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3 at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus.
Last year the City partnered with Mines for a truly impressive event, complete with the school's marching band and singing groups, a special recognition from Congressman Ed Perlmutter, and much more. Because it was such a huge success, the City is again partnering with Mines, and this year we will celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation. Mayor Sloan wants to highlight the innovations that have come from Mines and our community which positively impact Golden businesses and residents, or humanity as a whole.
You won't believe some of the amazing things happening in Golden! This will be the most fun and interactive Community Celebration yet, with demonstrations and displays for you to explore. The winners of this year's Mayor's Awards for Excellence will also be awarded at that time.