FasTracks – Northwest Rail Corridor, RTD Light Rail

Denver, CO

The northwest rail project was a proposed 41-mile, high capacity, fixed guideway transit corridor from Denver Union Station to Longmont, which passed through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville, and Boulder. It was one of several major corridors in RTD’s 4.7 Billion voter-approved Fastracks program, a 12-year effort to significantly increase transit capacity in the region with exclusive fixed guideway rail and bus facilities. The program and project goals included corridor mobility improvements, regional connectivity enhancements, and the support of local community and regional land use plans.

Bowman has provided the engineering design and coordination services for wet utilities (sanitary and water) on the Northwest Rail Electrified Segment (NWES) and the Gold Line segment (GL), concept design for modifications to the Coors Field parking lot including drive aisles, pedestrian walkways, parking spaces, curb and gutter, detention ponds, relocating existing MS4 water quality ponds and holding relocations, and locating retaining walls. Additionally, Bowman has prepared Stormwater Management Plans (SWMP) for ten Denver Water utility relocation designs.