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Thank you for your support of YES on 110!

A message from the Let’s Go, Colorado Campaign:

On behalf of the Let’s Go, Colorado Team please accept our thanks for all YOU did in support of Yes on #110.

  • YOU built a coalition of more than 500 organizations and individuals in support of this important measure
  • YOU attended and spoke on behalf of YES on #110 at more than 320 gatherings
  • YOU distributed 10,000 yard signs across Colorado
  • YOU posted and shared social media in support
  • YOU wrote op-eds, and letters to the editor
  • YOU gathered deep support from editorial boards – 11 in all – from across the Centennial State
  • YOU talked to your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors- sharing your support for YES on #110
  • YOU gave generously

 
While the election tally at the end of the evening  was not what we hoped for, we are proud of the work we did together.
Colorado’s transportation needs – at the state and local level – will continue to grow.  This coalition is deep, bipartisan and strong. Together our  voices will continue to tell this important story.

We are not deterred. Together we stand strong. Stand with us! Let’s Go, Colorado!

Vote YES on 110!

Colorado needs a sustainable funding source for transportation, and Proposition 110 will deliver

What Is Funded?

Pie Chart Showing Allocation of Funds                

110 will address major projects on I-25, I-70 and the state highways that connect our communities throughout Colorado. Local governments will have full flexibility of their share of the funding, allowing our communities to meet their diverse needs throughout the state. Multimodal funding will support transportation options that decrease traffic congestion and protect our air quality. This funding could be used to support urban and rural bus service, large scale bike lanes and paths, and improvements for pedestrians.

Learn more at LetsGoColorado.com!

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Let’s Go, Colorado Certified for November Ballot

Proposition 110 Dedicates Sales Tax to Roads, Bridges & Multimodal Projects To Address Congestion, Safety

The statewide coalition Let’s Go, Colorado announced on August 24th that its proposed comprehensive, bipartisan transportation funding solution was certified for the November General Election ballot by the Colorado Secretary of State as Proposition 110. 

“Coloradans deserve a solution to our growing transportation crisis that is guaranteed to generate the revenue to address long-neglected projects in every corner of our state,” said Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet, a Republican. “Proposition 110 is the only measure on this year’s ballot that can fund the transportation safety, capacity and mobility improvements that our citizens and businesses are demanding. Plus, it empowers local communities to tackle our toughest transportation challenges. Proposition 110 is the answer Colorado needs.”

“The Western Slope has been promised transportation solutions for many years, but the reality is that the state funds aren’t there – and won’t be there without the common-sense solution that Proposition 110 offers,” said Christian Reece, Executive Director of Club 20, a non-partisan advocacy coalition for Western Colorado. “We can’t tie our economic future to more promises or proposals driven by narrow ideology.  We need a solution that truly addresses transportation problems that have lingered for years, and that requires new, dedicated revenue. It’s basic math and basic common sense. Club 20 strongly supports Proposition 110.
 

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Visit the FHWA Mobile Concrete Trailer on May 17th!

The FHWA’s Mobile Concrete Trailer (MCT) introduces agency and industry personnel to the state-of-the-art concrete technology in materials selection, mixture design, field and laboratory testing, and pavement evaluation. The MCT is visiting Colorado to introduce new test methods related to the Performance Engineered Mixtures (PEM) initiative and other innovative tests related to concrete materials and construction relevant to field performance.

Download Detailed Information and Schedule

Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time:  10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location:  CDOT Maintenance Yard, 8800 South Wadsworth Blvd, Littleton, CO  80123

RSVP Today!

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).

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