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THK is featured in the October Ilex Project Newsletter

The Ilex walls are in the process of being painted. The walls are being painted to look like stone using stain. CDOT Project Manager tells the Newsletter “an important part of the project has been ensuring whatever work we do, it complements key aspects of Pueblo. This includes the baseball player wall by Runyon Field and this process of matching the stone look of the Riverwalk”.

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by ELLIE

City of Evans Celebrates the Grand Re-Opening of Riverside Park

A ribbon cutting ceremony, softball tournament and trick-or-treat event marked the grand re-opening of Riverside Park. The Park, 5 years in the making, was completed on schedule, and under budget.

City Councilwoman Alicia Johnson told the Greeley Tribune “The resurrection of this park means so much because the flood was such a tragedy. Bringing the community back together in one place is symbolic because it shows we go through this together.”

Read the whole article here.

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by ELLIE

Legacy Loop Trail Underpass Completed!

According to the City of Colorado Spring's website, The Uintah Street Bridge Underpass trail construction is an "$1.1- to $1.2-million project [that] will eliminate the most dangerous road crossing on this section of trail and make the trail on the western side of the creek more usable. Legacy Loop Plaza opened in November. With about 100 parking spaces, bus pull-ins and easy access from I-25, the area is perfect for staging big races and other events."

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by ELLIE

Uinta Underpass Progress Continues

Construction for the gabion retaining walls has begun. These walls will provide trail access under the Uintah bridge, which will become one of the off street connections of the Legacy Loop in Downtown Colorado Springs.

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by ELLIE

Fraser River Corridor Master Plan is Complete!

THK is very pleased to announce the completion of the Fraser River Corridor Master Plan through Cozens Ranch Open Space! Big thank you to the Town of Fraser and all of our stakeholders for their continued investment in responsible recreation and environmental stewardship in this 120-acre open space. 

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by ELLIE

Masciantonio Trust Property restoration nears completion!

Fountain Creek has been unleashed as restoration on the Masciantonio Trust Property  nears completion. This project has developed an innovative solution to stop erosion along an outside bank of Fountain Creek while improving riparian habitat and protecting private property. A series of bendway weirs now directs high velocity water away from the bank and a wide riparian bench of willow and cottonwoods provides critical environmental habitat.

Revegetation will continue throughout the spring until construction concludes in May.

by ELLIE

Concrete is being poured at the Uintah Underpass and creek access!

THK was very excited to see photos of the concrete pour completed last week!  The next step in the construction process will be to construct the gabion retaining walls. These walls taper from approximately 25 vertical feet down to existing grade and provide support for the new trail access into the Monument Creek channel.

by ELLIE

Manitou Springs Creekwalk Design receives additional funding

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation has awarded the City of Manitou Springs $100,000 to help further the design of the City's Creekwalk Trail Design Project.  THK was awarded the contract in November and is in the early stages of the planning process.  The goal of the project is to connect sections of the Midland Greenway to the Ring the Peaks Trail through the City of Manitou Springs.  The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) has committed $1.4 million in 2019 to construct segments of the Creekwalk.

 A portion of the existing but uncompleted Creekwalk in Manitou Springs.  Click on the picture for more information.

A portion of the existing but uncompleted Creekwalk in Manitou Springs.  Click on the picture for more information.

by ELLIE

Regional Stream Stewardship and Recovery Handbook has been published

THK Associates, Inc. recently completed the Regional Stream Stewardship and Recovery Handbook project for the Lefthand, Big Thompson, Little Thompson and Saint Vrain Watershed Coalitions.

The purpose of the Stream Stewardship and Recovery Handbook is to create an educational resource for private landowners to better understand their streamside properties in the context of the larger watershed, what they can do to practice good stream stewardship and when/how they should engage outside help for stewardship or recovery projects.

THK was pleased to work with Matrix Design Group, Painted Tales Creative, ERO Resources and Flywater on this exciting project.

The project culminated with a Handbook Release Event at Wibby Brewing in Longmont on November 9.  Find out more about the project, or download your copy of it here.

by ELLIE

Riverside Park Reconstruction is Underway!

Riverside Park - a 100 acre, $12 millon dollar project - has been under construction for approximately 2 months now.  To date, a lot of exciting progress has been made including demolition of the existing site features, clearing of the trash in the berm, the continuous hauling of fill material to raise the baseball complex out of the floodplain and the start of the river bank improvements.

Many thanks to American Civil Constructors, Ditesco, and the City of Evans for being great to work with during this exciting project!

For additional information regarding project updates, please visit the project website

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by ELLIE

Steelworks Center of the West Dedicates Steelworks Park

 

Friday, November 10, 2017:  Parallel to I-25, just west of the historic Pueblo steel mill and north of the Steelworks Museum, the construction of a new Steelworks Park is almost complete.  This outdoor space, which will be open to the community and serve as a stopping point for travelers along I-25, features large artifacts from the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) that include a Davenport Locomotive, two ore cars, 10 and 130 tong ladles, rail rollers, a Karymore merry-go-round, and a life-size bronze sculpture of a steelworker surrounded by interpretive signs, trees, benches gardens and bricks.

visit www.steelworks.us for more information about Adopt a Garden, Adopt a Bench or brick purchase.

by ELLIE

I-25/Ilex DB Pours CML Bridge Deck

After months of hard work, the CML bridge deck pour got underway.  Thanks to CDOT, Atkins Global and Flatirons Construction for being great to work with during this exciting project!

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by ELLIE

I-70 Eastbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane Project receives the 2017 Environmental Excellence Award

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has recognized Colorado Department of Transportation and its partners for the I-70 Eastbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane Project for Context Sensitive Solutions and awarded the project a 2017 Environmental Excellence Award (EEA). Since 1995, the EEAs have recognized leaders across the country who make outstanding contributions to environmental stewardship and partnerships above and beyond traditional transportation project outcomes. 

In a letter to CDOT, Acting Deputy Administrator for the FHWA, Walter Waidelich Jr., commended the department for its sustainable planning and design"

"The 13-mile 1-70 Eastbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane Project provides an innovative approach to maximizing use of existing highway infrastructure by opening and tolling highway shoulders to ease the peak-period congestion. This system preserves and enhances the community character while respecting the limitations and the beauty of the mountain corridor. Less congestion is expected to reduce worker commute times, enhance the productivity of labor, provide opportunity for low-income workers, and enhance the tourism economy. 

 Specifically, (FHA) recognized CDOT's creativity in shaping effective transportation solutions while preserving the natural environment and enhancing neighboring communities. As the only east­-west interstate across Colorado, Interstate 70 (I-70) is a vital channel for education, employment, medical services, and tourism in the Denver area. The tight mountain corridor through Clear Creek County historically produced debilitating congestion during winter weekends, as travel exceeding 2 hours to travel 8 miles, hindering the prosperity of the region."

THK was instrumental in the success of this project.   For more detailed information on THKs role, please see our project descriptions for PPSL and Waterwheel Park.