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Let’s Go, Colorado: Website Launch

Let’s Go, Colorado Campaign Launches Website and Signature Gathering Effort Statewide


The Let’s Go, Colorado campaign to support Initiative #153 is gaining momentum across the state.  The measure will ask the voters to increase the state sales tax by .62% (just over ½ a penny on a dollar purchase).  This would raise more than $750 million in the first year and more than $1 billion per year on average over 20 years to rebuild our aging, overcrowded transportation system. The funds will be distributed through the protected Highway User Tax Fund and shared between cities, counties and CDOT. These fund can be used only for transportation projects and services.

Visit the campaign’s new website where you can sign up to officially endorse the measure, get regular updates and (if you have not already) donate to the campaign! https://www.letsgocolorado.com/

 
 To learn more about the initiative read the Lets Go Colorado fact sheet here. 

 

FHWA Mobile Concrete Testing Lab

Thank you to everyone who came out to the FHWA Mobile Concrete Testing Lab Open House on May 17th!

The day began with presentations over-viewing the C-470 project and Performance Engineered Mixtures, followed by a BBQ lunch and concrete testing demos performed by FHWA staff.

Thank you to Castle Rock Construction Company for their collaboration providing a test site on the C-470 project and to CDOT for the use of their facility and assistance in planning. Also, thank you to FHWA and the Mobile Concrete Testing Lab for coming out and performing new and innovative concrete tests!


   

2018 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

Please join us at our new workshop location at Quebec & Martin Luther King Blvd on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 8:00am – 4:00pm for a day of education, networking, and sharing ideas!  We will also be recognizing 2017’s outstanding concrete pavement projects with the presentation of the Excellence in Concrete Paving Awards.

REGISTER NOW!

Exhibitors and Sponsors may also register online, or contact Emma Dolan (edolan@pavement.com) for more information. 

 

 Click here to reserve your hotel room at the group rate.

Paving the Way toward Economic Development

Article originally published in the Summer-Fall 2017 edition of the Colorado Public Works Journal

                The Concrete Paving industry is producing work that results in durable and long-lasting projects. It is an even greater success when the work can also provide growth and substantial improvements to a community. In 2013 CDOT partnered with, Castle Rock Construction Company (CRCC), as well as the City of Brush and Morgan County to complete a project that did just that. The project focused on the reconstruction of I-76 through the town of Brush, CO and resulted in improving the local infrastructure.

CRCC provided materials and services for the paving as well as the plan for the new concrete roadway known as Hospital Road. Since Castle Rock Construction was already paving in the area, they partnered with the City of Brush to build the first concrete roadway in the town’s history. In the small town of Brush, both the hospital and the high school are located on this newly rebuilt road, both important to the town and served well by this long-term solution for Hospital Road. Castle Rock Construction created multiple mix designs focused on sustainability and smoothness. In addition to paving the durable concrete that replaced what was a deteriorating asphalt roadway, CRCC also installed drainage pipe, cut the grade to improve the profile and built curb and gutter improving the drainage of the area.  The city hired a designer who relied on ACPA and CRCC for guidance and design. This road would serve as the “Gateway to Brush” for the people of Brush as well as the travelling public. In the end, the project accomplished the goals set forth by all parties involved and will be a great addition to the town of Brush for decades to come.

   
Love’s Truck stop is currently under construction at the SE corner of I-76 and Hospital Road Interchange.

Fast forward a few years and the work yielded from the partnership between CRCC and CDOT has created not only a more efficient and effective roadway, but an opportunity for growth and new business in this small town. In early 2016 the way was paved for a popular Love’s Truck stop franchise to plant roots in Brush, and found the perfect real estate located on the Southeast corner of the newly renovated I-76 and Hospital Road. Love’s truck stop is not the only project planned in response to the newly renovated section of the interstate, Tyler Purvis, Marketing Specialist for the City of Brush tells us, “Love’s has subdivided the land and in addition to the Truck Stop, is reserving one lot for a future hotel, and will make the other 3 lots available for commercial use.”


Construction of Love’s Truck Stop is currently in the beginning stages.

Additional city improvement projects planned are to rebuild a Travel Stop located at the SH 71 exit and “redevelop a property just north of the interstate that was once an old feedlot.”

The implementation of these new businesses will provide additional jobs and generate new local revenue for the town. Many members of this small community are excited about the addition of a local business. Tyler also mentioned that, “the new interstate, coupled with other recent public works projects in Brush, has been beneficial in beautifying our community and adding to its appeal for development.”

While the concrete pavement industry certainly can’t take credit for all the exciting new development in the City of Brush, it is fair to say that projects like Hospital Road bring with them opportunities for new life within communities. 

 

For more information, please contact Angela Folkestad (afolkestad@pavement.com) or Jamie Johnson (jjohnson@pavement.com).

2017 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

Thank you for attending the Workshop on March 16th!

We look forward to seeing you next March.

Workshop Agenda 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors for their support!

Platinum Sponsors
Castle Rock Construction Company of Colorado, LLC
GCC of America
Interstate Highway Construction, Inc.
LafargeHolcim
Lawson Construction
Mountain Cement Company
Villalobos Concrete Company

 

Gold Sponsors
CEMEX
GOMACO
Guntert & Zimmerman

Silver Sponsors
BASF Corporation
Boral Material Technologies
Salt River Materials Group

 

Exhibitors
Bobcat of the Rockies
Concrete Stabilization Technologies Inc.
CTS Cement Rapid Set
D.S. Brown
Dayton Superior
Denver Industrial Sales and Service Co.
Faris Machinery
FORTA Corporation
GCC of America
Lafarge Holcim
Honnen Equipment
Kessler Soils
Leica Geosystems
Minnich Manufacturing
Trinity Expanded Shale & Clay

Additional Partners
Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program (CLTAP)
Colorado Public Works Journal

 

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor for the 2017 Workshop please use the link above to register or contact Emma Dolan at edolan@pavement.com.

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