RTD FasTracks West Corridor
“I truly appreciated the opportunity to work with someone that has construction knowledge and engineering ability to assist and solve problems as they arise. RJ Pagan & Associates worked diligently to complete the tasks asked of them for the RTD West Corridor project.”
–Trent Rumler, Project Manager, Lawrence Construction Company
The RTD FasTracks Program is a multi-billion dollar comprehensive transit expansion plan to build 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, 21,000 new parking spaces at light rail and bus stations, and enhance bus service for easy, convenient bus/rail connections across the eight-county district.
The West Corridor was the first development component of this plan designed to build a 12.1-mile light rail transit corridor between the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver and the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden. RJ Pagan & Associates was retained as a sub consultant to Lawrence Construction on this $600M project.
RJ Pagan provided construction engineering and structural engineering support on this project. The scope of services included erection plans for five bridge structures, one three phased demolition plan, structural steel spreader bar design, post design services for wall construction, falsework for pier caps at two structures, and falsework design for one structure that spanned a major intersection on the project Colfax and 6th Ave.
SH 16 and I-25 CDOT Region 2 Interchange
“While working on the design for the fall protection system [SH-16 and I-25 Project], Rich recommended and then incorporated some changes in his design to our original idea to make the system more constructible. These recommendations were a result of his field experience, which is an invaluable asset that few designers possess.”
–Tom Saele, P.E., Project Manager, SEMA Construction, Inc.
This two-phase highway construction project involved improvements and widening of a key interchange in Fountain, Colorado. Phase one was a $16M effort that consisted of the construction of new bridges over I-25, Fountain Creek and Crews Gulch, as well as some ramps, including a new direct ramp connection from southbound I-25 into Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. RJ Pagan & Associates worked as a sub consultant to Sema Construction during the first phase.
RJ Pagan was responsible for designing two features pertaining to CDOT’s safety critical specification. One design item involved the design of a fall protection system utilizing concrete and steel design and the other task involved the checking of bearing capacities of sloped soil as it related to a shored abutment construction.