Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2019

Spring 2019 11 The HOYA Foundation is proud to present the 2019 Career Days for Girls. The program has two different options for girls to attend: June 17 through June 21 or July 15 through 19. There will also be two follow up days. The cost is free to qualified candidates. Participants will be selected from applications due on April 5, 2019. For more information visit or email Keller Hayes at . About the 2019 Career Days for Girls: For one week, participants will travel to five different companies to learn the myriad careers that lie within transportation and construction. The young women will come to each location at 9:00am and stay until 3:00pm. The host will provide lunch. This is part of the HOYA Foundation’s effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation and construction. By the end of the week, girls will have learned of 100’s of career options. “It is so exciting to see young women light up as they realize there are so many possibilities for their career. There is no doubt we are changing lives,” said Keller Hayes, from the HOYA Foundation. This year’s hosts include: RTD, Adolfson & Peterson, Brannan Sand & Gravel, DEN, Fiore & Sons, Iron Horse Architects, Martin Marietta, OE Construction, P&H Equipment, Phoenix Masonry, Swinerton and Phoenix Masonry. To qualify for the free program, candidates must be female between The HOYA Foundation Presents: Career Days for Girls Encouraging young women to pursue careers in transportation and construction UPDATES Works News the ages of 13 and 20. All candidates will need their own transporta- tion to the host companies and parental consent is required for all girls under 18. Participants will be selected from the applications submitted. Visit for the online application. Application deadline is April 5, 2019. About Transportation and Construction Girl: The HOYA Foundation started Transportation and Construction Girl because they saw a need. Currently, only 8% of the construction work force is women. That means there are huge opportunities for young women. One graduate of the program said, “I guess everyone was right, I can do anything.” C470 Express Lanes: Updates Domino’s promised to save carryout pizza, one pothole at a time, and it is doing just that in Littleton. Thanks to a number of nomina- tions from its residents, Littleton was selected as a “Paving for Pizza” grant recipient. “Cracks, bumps and potholes can easily ruin a good carryout pizza, and nobody wants that,” said Mike Rea, who owns one of the Littleton Domino’s locations. “We’re thrilled that Littleton was selected as a grant recipient to help smooth the ride home for our carryout customers.” Domino’s launched its Paving for Pizza program in June of 2018, asking customers to nominate their town for a grant to repair pot- holes. Customers submitted so many nominations that Domino’s decided to expand the program to pave one community in each state. Since the program launched, Domino’s has received more than 194,000 nominations from 17,198 different zip codes in all 50 states. “The Paving for Pizza program is a great additional opportunity to help make improvements to our city roads and we are thrilled to be selected by Domino’s,” said Debbie Brinkman, mayor of Littleton. The City of Littleton plans to throw a Pothole Paving Palooza in April, during which the grant will be used to pave potholes. Littleton citizens are welcome to attend as there will be free pizza, giveaways and surprises. Speed Limit Enforcement to Increase. Safety measures for public and workers In an effort to maintain and enhance the safety of the traveling public and construction crews, the C-470 Express Lanes project, in a joint effort with the Colorado State Patrol, will be main- taining an increased enforcement presence throughout the Project Corridor beginning March through the completion of the project. • Mary Carter Greenway Trail Beginning in early March, the Mary Carter Greenway Trail will close for demolition of the westbound South Platte River Bridge. This closure is expected to last three to four weeks. • Noise wall replacement at Wolhurst Replacement of the noise wall at Wolhurst Senior Community is expected to be complete near the end of April. Temporary noise barriers are being set up where the wall currently sits. This temporary barrier will be in place until crews build the new wall and complete drainage improvements. • Northbound and southbound I-25 ramps to westbound C-470 As work continues in the I-25 interchange area, traffic using the northbound and southbound ramps to westbound C-470 are being detoured onto northbound E-470 to Peoria and back to westbound C-470. This closure is used intermittently during nighttime shifts. E-470 tolls are waived for detoured traffic. • Connector Ramps for I-25 northbound and southbound at C-470 and E-470 Connector ramps to I-25 will continue to have nighttime closures. These closures are necessary to perform bridge construc- tion and ramp widening work, barrier placement, drainage installation and striping operations. Littleton Receives Domino’s Paving for Pizza Grant