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Dangerous Intersection Gets an Overpass and a Cap Park in Golden, Colorado

The city of Golden, Colorado celebrated the opening of the Linking Lookout earlier in October
October 29, 2017, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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John Aguilar reports on big changes to 19th Street and U.S. 6 in Golden, Colorado.

That intersection was the most accident prone in the city for years, but that "hair raising" experience is now a thing of the past. The traffic signals that separated six lanes of vehicle traffic are gone and in their place, 19th Street now ducks under an underpass. "And alongside 19th Street, there is now a 120-foot-long parkland 'lid' over the busy roadway, complete with paved trails, picnic benches, park space and a small amphitheater," adds Aguilar.

The Linking Lookout project opened to the public at the beginning of October. The project cost $25 million and took three years of planning.

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Published on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in The Denver Post
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