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I-25 Ilex Project Ribbon Cutting Celebration

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On Thursday, June 27, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor, Flatiron Construction, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Runyon Field Sports Complex Parking Lot to celebrate the completion of the I-25 Ilex Street to City Center Drive project, the first phase of the New Pueblo Freeway.

THK was pleased to be on the CDOT team during this exciting project as this project celebrates many positive changes such as a desire to improve the look and aesthetics of the interstate from the local community perspective. Eleven bridges were replaced, rehabilitated or widened. Continuous acceleration and deceleration lanes between the City Center Drive and D Street interchanges provide much safer and improved conditions when entering and exiting I-25. Aesthetics were chosen to compliment local land uses around the project.

Source: https://www.codot.gov/news/2019/june/i-25-the-new-pueblo-freeway-ilex-street-to-city-center-drive

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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