IMEG collaborated with the City of Golden and Kraemer North America to provide civil engineering design and services for Linking Lookout, a project re-connecting the city’s east and west neighborhoods, which were separated by U.S. Highway 6.
The design and construction team developed a plan to construct a grade separation between U.S. 6 and its intersection with 19th Street, complete with a “lid” – an earthen pedestrian plaza with native grass, trees, paved walking and bike trails, and a vehicle roundabout – providing easy access and a “link” between both neighborhoods and nearby Lookout Mountain.
IMEG engineers and staff provided drainage, utility, and roundabout design, as well as surveying and project management services for the $25 million project. The firm worked closely with the City and contractor to develop the design and attended community meetings to discuss the plans with the public and receive their feedback.
The project was completed after 18 months of construction and has received a 2019 National ACEC Excellence in Engineering Grand Award, one of 16 projects in the U.S. that will now compete for ACEC’s Grand Conceptor Award. Other awards include the 2019 ACEC of Colorado Grand Conceptor Award; 2018 APWA Public Works Project of the Year for Transportation ($5 million – $25 million category); 2018 America’s Transportation Award for Best Use of Technology and Innovation; 2018 Colorado Project of the Year for Small Structures; and the 2017 Colorado Innovative Transportation Solution.