Projects

South Broadway: Arizona to Exposition & I-25
City and County of Denver

www.sobroi25.com

Public Involvement Task Lead. This project consists of the reconstruction of South Broadway from Arizona Avenue to Exposition Avenue, Ohio Avenue from the east approach of Lincoln Avenue to Broadway Boulevard, and Mississippi Avenue between the Consolidated Main Line and Logan Street. It includes realignment and reconstruction of three of the I-25 interchange ramps. An extension of Exposition Avenue and Acoma Street will be constructed to provide the northern connection to the RTD Broadway LRT Station. As part of this project, the project team is responsible for discovering practical ways to integrate into the design, implementation and construction, guidelines identified in Greenprint Denver. The key element and broad-based goals to maintaining and improving our environment were included into the 30% design. The City and Consultant Team are advancing the design of the Preferred Alternative shown in the Environmental Assessment. Refinements to the street and intersection geometry, refinement of the disturbance limits, the need for additional right-of-way, utility impacts and implementation of sustainability principles are included in the 30% design effort. The Project Team will also identify funding sources and phasing of the final design and construction of the project. Public outreach responsibilities included public outreach to project stakeholders, elected officials and the general public including outreach to the Hispanic/Latino and African American communities. Public meeting planning and logistics, media and government relations, coordination with associated agencies and jurisdictions, comment tracking and contact database management, project website coordination, and development of public outreach collateral.


Broadway: Park Avenue to Welton Street Rehabilitation and Concrete Resurfacing
City and County of Denver

As part of the Better Denver Bond Program approved by voters in 2007, this $3.7 million project included the reconstruction of Broadway from the north edge of the light rail tracks at Welton St. to Park Avenue. The project included the removal of existing asphalt pavement and reconstruction of 2,900 linear feet of roadway, curb and gutter and sidewalks in longer lasting concrete. Project elements included intersection enhancements, new traffic signals installed at 20th and California, Stout and Champa Streets, drainage improvements and curb and gutter upgrades, sidewalk and ADA pedestrian ramp improvements, new lighting, signage and pavement marking. During construction, this major arterial roadway was restricted to accommodate construction, maintain flow of traffic during a.m. and p.m. peak hour traffic, coordination with evening and weekend events, and maintain access to businesses through the duration of the project. As a consultant to Parsons and Lawson Construction, Regnier & Associates provided accurate and timely Public Information Management services and maintained constant contact with the traveling public and businesses adjacent to the 1.5‐mile stretch of roadway through downtown Denver.

Additional services included weekly lane closure reports, traffic advisories, press releases, management of an informational website, monthly newsletters, daily monitoring of the project information line, comment tracking, database management, and liaison between contractors, engineering consultants, traffic control personnel, and the City of Denver Public Information Office. Regnier also provided close coordination with traffic control personnel and 6‐8 visually impaired IRS employees working at the office building located at 1999 Broadway. Daily personal walking escorts were provided during construction between the light rail station located at Welton St., across the busy intersection of Welton St. & 19th Street and Broadway to their building.


Broadway Rehabilitation: Park Ave to Welton - City and County of Denver

The City and County of Denver and its general contractors Parsons and Lawson Construction will reconstruct Broadway St. from the north edge of the light rail tracks at Welton St. to just south of Lawrence St. This $3.7 million construction project provides for the removal of existing asphalt pavement and reconstruction of 2,900 linear feet of roadway, curb and gutter and sidewalks in longer lasting concrete. The project also includes:

  • Intersection enhancements
  • New traffic signals installed at 20th and California, Stout and Champa
  • Drainage improvements and curb and gutter upgrades
  • Sidewalk and ADA pedestrian ramp improvements
  • New lighting, signage and pavement marking

Vehicles will have use of Broadway and the side streets, although in a constricted capacity. Travel lanes will be reduced to two lanes in the southbound direction and one lane northbound. Details of phasing are shown below. 

The City & County of Denver’s Better Denver Bond Program works to preserve, renovate and create amenities that touch citizen’s lives – including roads, libraries, parks, recreation centers, child care sites, hospitals, city buildings, and cultural facilities. Approved by voters in 2007, the bond program injects millions of dollars into the economy, helps to preserve and create jobs and is making Denver a more attractive place to live, work, and invest in the future.


I-225 FasTracks Corridor (EE / EA) – RTD-FasTracks Program

http://www.rtd-fastracks.com/i225_1

Public Involvement Task Lead. As part of RTD’s, voter-approved $4.7 billion FasTracks program to expand rail and bus service throughout the RTD service area over the next 12 years, the I-225 Corridor project is a 10.5-mile proposed light rail line that connects the Southeast Corridor light rail station at Parker Road and I-225 and the East Corridor at Smith Road and Peoria. As a subconsultant to the Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Regnier & Associates is currently leading the public involvement and community outreach effort in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act to identify the best way to provide a high-quality, reliable, light rail transit service for the area, while not precluding a future eight lane highway widening within the CDOT right-of-way. Public outreach responsibilities included public outreach to project stakeholders, elected officials and the general public including outreach to the Hispanic/Latino and African American communities. Public meeting planning and logistics, media and government relations, coordination with associated agencies and jurisdictions, comment tracking and contact database management, project website coordination, and development of public outreach collateral.


North Metro Corridor Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – RTD-FasTracks Program

http://www.rtd-fastracks.com/nm_2

Public Involvement Lead. As part of RTD’s, voter-approved $4.7 billion FasTracks program to expand rail and bus service throughout the RTD service area over the next 12 years, the North Metro Corridor is a proposed 18-mile rail transit corridor that is anticipated to run from Denver Union Station to the vicinity of 162nd Avenue, passing through the cities of Denver, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, and unincorporated Adams County. As a subconsultant to the URS Corporation, Regnier & Associates is currently leading the public involvement and community outreach efforts in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act to identify the best way to provide a high-quality, reliable, high-capacity fixed-guideway transit service for the area while improving travel times and enhancing access to jobs, recreation and entertainment. Public outreach responsibilities included public meeting planning and logistics, Key Stakeholder Interview coordination with associated agencies and jurisdictions, comment tracking and contact database management, project website coordination, and desktop publishing and development of public outreach collateral.


Broadway: Iowa to Wesley (Preliminary Engineering) – City and County of Denver

Public Involvement Task Lead. A major urban arterial and transportation corridor, Broadway provides a vital connection to downtown from Englewood, Littleton and Highlands Ranch, carrying approximately 34,000 vehicles per day. Due to increased traffic and deterioration of the existing structure, Broadway no longer meets design or operational standards. Proposed improvements for the renewal of the deteriorated transportation and utility infrastructure on Broadway include the reconstruction of Broadway in new concrete pavement, widening of the existing roadway by five to six feet on either side, intersection enhancements and the installation of a raised median and turn lanes. Additionally, major drainage and storm sewer improvements including the Asbury Outfall, new traffic signals, public and private utility upgrades, sidewalk reconstruction, and improved lighting and parking are planned. As Public Involvement Lead, our responsibilities include outreach to project stakeholders, elected officials and the general public; supporting efforts to form a Local Improvement and Maintenance District, and providing strategic, outreach materials and meeting plans. We are responsible for public, one on one, and small group meeting strategies and logistics, media and government relations, associated agency and jurisdiction coordination, database management and comment tracking, and the development and distribution of outreach collateral.


120th Avenue Connection - Design/Build
CDOT Region 6 and City of Broomfield

CDOT, in partnership with the City and County of Broomfield, is extending 120th Avenue from Wadsworth Parkway, across US 36 to approximately 120th Avenue and Teller Street, including an intersection with US 287. The purpose of the 120th Avenue Connection project is to accommodate existing and forecasted east-west through-traffic, reduce out-of-direction travel, and alleviate traffic congestion. An Environmental Assessment for this project was completed in March 2005, and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in January 2006.

Improvements will be completed in three phases:

Phase I (Design-Build) will construct portions of 120th Avenue (0.7 mile), a bridge carrying 120th Avenue over US 36, and a bridge carrying 120th Avenue over Commerce Street. 


Phase II (Design-Bid-Build) will construct improvements to 120th Avenue east of US 36, and will require significant right-of-way acquisition and relocation. The project schedule for this phase has not been finalized and is currently unfunded. 


Phase III will construct the local road system off of and around the 120th Avenue improvements constructed in Phase I. A portion of Phase III work is included as Additional Requested Elements in Phase I work to maximize the "best value" of the design-build contract. 



Regnier & Associates is providing accurate and timely Public Involvement/Public Information to the motoring public, residents, property and business owners, and our project partners.  Our communication approach focuses on providing timely and accurate information regarding project phasing and activities to the public to motorists to make informed decisions about their travel patterns and the alternate routes available to them.


Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport EA

Public Involvement Task Lead - The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the need to construct an additional 400 feet of Runway Safety Area (RSA) to achieve the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design requirements for 1,000 feet of RSA beyond the west end Runway 11L/29R. This project will ultimately result in the need to realign the intersection of State Highway 128 and Interlocken Boulevard. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act (Appropriations Act) required operators of all airports nation-wide that are federally funded and obligated to comply with FAA regulatory requirements for RSAs by September 30, 2015. To that end, the Runway Safety Area Program (RSAP) provides an enhanced measure of safety for aircraft taking off from and landing on a runway. As a subconsultant to Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. (RS&H), Regnier & Associates worked closely with the airport and local jurisdictions and CDOT to develop a strategy for coordinating with adjacent property owners and public works to satisfy the requirements of the RSAP and in a collaborative manner. Regnier & Associates was responsible for developing strategic public and focused small group meeting plans and logistics, development of public outreach collateral, media and government relations, coordination with adjacent projects and associated agencies and jurisdictions, comment tracking, and contact database management, all as integral components to success of these efforts.


US 160 Durango Reconstruction and Resurfacing Project – CDOT Region 5, Durango, CO

This $14.5 million dollar project consists of the reconstruction of US160 between the intersection of US 160/550 and SH 3 in Durango through the Bodo Industrial Park scheduled for completion in November 2009. The work zone includes reconstruction of 3.4-miles of the existing 4-lane divided roadway, concrete resurfacing, installation of traffic signals, and replacement of the existing storm sewer system, culverts and runoff detention ponds. As a consultant to Lawson Construction, Regnier & Associate is the acting Public Information Manager responsible for public meeting planning and logistics, weekly lane closure reports, press releases and newspaper advertisements, management of an informational website, monthly newsletters, daily monitoring of the project hotline and comment tracking, database management, and liaison between CDOT Engineering and Public Information Office.


Future Needs of Public Sector Real Estate – FHWA Office of Real Estate Services

Regnier & Associates, in collaboration with H.C. Peck & Associates and the FHWA Office of Real Estate Services (HEPR), identified and surveyed selected professional Stakeholders, and conducted a focused brainstorming session to look 30 years into the future, to 2035, to identify concepts, capabilities and technologies that FHWA and other Federal agencies conducting real estate acquisition, relocation, and management activities under the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (UA), as amended. The study included an in-depth analysis of expected future operational needs of public sector real estate, specifically as they relate to transportation projects. This research set out to identify what new ideas, concepts and technologies can be utilized to meet present and future needs of public sector real estate. A graphic illustrator was used to graphically capture ideas, concepts, needs, and solutions. The findings of this study were presented at the Annual AASHTO Conference held in Baltimore, MD in May 2006.


I-70B West EA – CDOT Region 3 and FHWA, Grand Junction, CO. Public Involvement Specialist

Regnier & Associates performed Public Involvement and specialized outreach to bring awareness of the environmental and design process to the residents and businesses adjacent to the I-70B West corridor in conjunction with the City of Grand Junction, CO. The overall purpose of this project was to improve traffic flow, improve safety, and provide adequate access along I-70B. An Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluated potential environmental, social and cultural impacts associated with providing traffic improvements along I-70B between 24 Road Interchange and 15th Street in Grand Junction. Public outreach addressed adverse impacts on minority or low-income populations within the community including bilingual services at public meetings, bilingual printed collateral, and a bilingual project website to convey project information, in accordance with Executive Order 12898.


Parker Road & Quincy Avenue – CDOT Region 6 and City of Aurora

Regnier & Associates assisted Lawson Construction in leading the Public Involvement effort to bring information and awareness to the public regarding delays during construction. The project widened southbound Parker Road and eastbound Quincy Avenue to accommodate a third left turn lane. In addition, Parker Road was reconstructed in concrete from Lehigh Avenue to East Rice Place with improvements to sidewalks, traffic signals and signing and stripping. Public outreach responsibilities included public meeting planning and logistics, monthly update mailings, hot line comment tracking, database management, and liaison between CDOT Engineering and Public Information Offices.


I-70/E-470 Interchange Complex EA – CDOT Region 1, City of Aurora and E-470 Public Highway Authority

Public Involvement Specialist. Regnier & Associates assisted the Prime Consultant Team in leading the Public Involvement process to bring awareness to the I-70/E-470 Interchange Complex. Public outreach addressed adverse impacts on minority or low-income populations within the community including bilingual services at public meetings, bilingual printed collateral, and a bilingual project website to convey project information, in accordance with Executive Order 12898. An Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared for the expanded I-70/E-470 Interchange Complex project following the requirements of NEPA for the City of Aurora and the E-470 Public Highway Authority (E-470 PHA) in association with the CDOT Region 1. The EA and preliminary engineering were expanded to include two new I-70 interchanges at Picadilly Road and Harvest Mile Road, as well as the possible elimination of access to I-70 at Gun Club Road. The EA evaluated potential environmental, social and cultural impacts associated with providing freeway-to-freeway direct ramps and local access ramps as part of the I-70/E-470 Interchange Complex.

Comprehensive Public Outreach, Community Involvement & Public Information Management