New on the LineRail removal and drainage work at 86th/Welby kicks off construction!
Read the July Newsletter.
North Metro Construction Milestones
North Metro Fact Sheet (June 2015)
July 16: Road Closure - Xcel work for City of Thornton on 88th Ave and Welby Road
Swerdfeger, a subcontractor of Xcel, will be installing a gas line for the City of Thornton on Thursday, July 16th. Swerdfeger will be required to shut down the intersection of 88th Ave and Welby Road for approximately 2 hours.
If you have questions please contact Xcel Customer Service center at 1-800-895-2999.
We will update this as more information becomes available, so please check back.
Skyway Bridge construction begins
North Metro Rail Line crews are mobilizing on-site to begin construction of the Skyway Bridge. This will require lane closures along Brighton Boulevard at York Street on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16. One lane traffic will be in place between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.
Demolition of the bridge over Branter Gulch
North Metro crews will begin demolition of the bridge over Branter Gulch near the RTD right-of-way on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. There should be no impacts to neighborhoods or streets as the gulch sits next to the RTD rail bed. However, the safety of our crews and the general public is North Metro's highest priority. For your own protection, please do not enter work zones for any reason.
*Scheduled dates are subject to change and are weather dependent. For questions or additional construction information, please contact Kathy Berumen, Regional Rail Partner's Public Information Manager, at email@example.com
Public Meetings Overview
The North Metro Team presented final station designs and construction plans and impacts. The presentations were held on June 17 in Commerce City and June 25 in Thornton.
To view the presentation from June 17, 2015 please click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.
For Frequently Asked Questions during the meetings, please click here.
Tree Removal Begins
North Metro crews will begin removing trees and brush from the RTD right-of way between 104th Avenue and 112th Avenue through July 6, 2015. While there should be no impacts to neighborhoods or streets, the safety of our crews and the general public is North Metro's highest priority. For your own protection, please do not enter work zones for any reason.
We appreciate your cooperation during these activities and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
* Scheduled dates are subject to change and are weather dependent. While it's not anticipated to have crews in the area continuously from now until completion of construction, the phasing of future activities will require crews to be moving in and out from now until North Metro Line light rail construction is completed in late 2017.
For questions or additional construction information please contact Kathy Berumen, Regional Rail Partner's Public Information Manager at (720)456-5279 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Station Renderings Available
48th & Brighton - National Western Center
Commerce City - 72nd
Original Thornton - 88th
Thornton Crossroads - 104th
*information subject to change
Station Names Finalized
The RTD Board of Directors finalized the station names for the North Metro Rail Line in April. RTD works closely with the local jurisdictions to determine recognizable station names that are consistent with other RTD stations. Station names need to be finalized early for consistency and efficiency throughout the project.
48th & Brighton • National Western Center, formally the National Western Stock Show station, was chosen in collaboration with the City and County of Denver. This station is named after the cross streets as well as a publicly recognized location.
Commerce City • 72nd was selected because it includes the city and cross street of the station. This Commerce City station follows the standard established with the Littleton • Mineral station.
Original Thornton • 88th was requested by Thornton because this is the first station in the City of Thornton and is also where the city originated.
Thornton Crossroads • 104th the station name was chosen because it is located at an intersection of two important streets for the City of Thornton, Colorado Boulevard and 104th Avenue.
Northglenn • 112th was designated similarly to the Commerce City station by working with Northglenn and following that same precedent set by Littleton • Mineral.
Eastlake • 124th was chosen because of its strong historical ties to the location. Eastlake was one of the original stops on the Union Pacific railroad and was later incorporated into the City of Thornton.
York • 144th was selected as it provides a geographical reference point to residences of Thornton and RTD patrons.
North Thornton • Hwy 7 was requested by Thornton because it is located at the northern boundary of Thornton and it the north end of the line.
Rail Demo Continues - April 2015
Stand Up for Transportation took place Thursday, April 9, 2015
Find more information at www.standup4transportation.org
Track Storage Sites
Please view the maps to see where the track along the North Metro Line that is being removed will be stored as we prepare for recycling.
Track Removal Begins - February 2015
GeoTech work - February 2015
Archived North Metro News