Broadway Reconstruction

Broadway Reconstruction

Margaret Loperfido (while employed at Belt Collins) was the project manager and senior design for the urban design and landscape architecture portion of this major roadway corridor reconstruction project in Boulder, Colorado. This roadway infrastruction improvement project impacted about 3 miles of roadway including upgrades to several public and private utilites, a new concrete roadway and replacement of a drainage/ditch structure in addition to the urban design and landscape improvements. Coordination, collaboration and flexibility were required by all design team members. The urban design and landscape improvements included; improved transit stop amenities, sidewalk replacement and upgrades, new landscaping and urban tree preservation measures, historic preservation and incorporation of public art. The urban design improvements were emphasized in high pedestrian use areas and at transit stops throughout the corridor. Sensitivity to historic resources, existing mature trees and adjacent private properties were key elements for the success of this project.

Broadway in Motion was the themed public art that was developed as part of the project by the landscape architecture and urban design team. The history of transportation along the Broadway Corridor was the underlying theme from which grew stories of Boulder’s beginnings through modern day tales of the corridors’ people, patterns and modes of transportation. Boulder’s Transportation Department emphasizes ‘functional art’ as and important piece to their projects. The canvasses for Broadway in Motion were the transit shelters and the concrete paving.

Client: City of Boulder, TSH Engineering
Location: Boulder, CO