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Golden Road Upgrade Improves Access to NREL Campus

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Photo courtesy of Baseline corp.
The new Moss Street extension and roundabout project added a half-mile, two-lane collector roadway.
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2012 Award of Merit

Transportation Category

Moss Street Extension and Roundabout

Golden, Colo.

Strains on local transportation infrastructure brought on by rapidly growing employment at the Dept. of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colo., have been met by construction of a new parking facility, an access route and secondary entrance gate.

Prior to the improvements, the work force had been bused in from distant parking lots by shuttle. Now they have a new parking garage at NREL's South Table Mountain campus. The new Moss Street extension and roundabout project added a half-mile, two-lane collector roadway, bike lanes and pedestrian improvements leading to the southern entrance of the NREL campus.

Key Players

Owner: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Golden, Colo.

Civil Engineer: Baseline Corp., Golden, Colo.

General Contractor: Haselden Construction

Structural Engineer: Summit Engineering Group

Geotechnical: Ground Engineering, Englewood, Colo.

Pavement Design: Kumar & Associates, Englewood

Entry submitted by Baseline Corp.

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