Public Project

Grand Ave Bridge

The Grand Avenue Bridge (GAB) project was the largest infrastructure project on the Western Slope in 25 years.

Public Project

Grand Ave Bridge

The Grand Avenue Bridge (GAB) project was the largest infrastructure project on the Western Slope in 25 years.

Project Info

NPRI has been chosen to work as a sub consultant for Jacobs Engineering to conduct the Public Outreach and Project Information Management aspects of the CDOT funded Grand Avenue Bridge Environmental Assessment.

The rehabilitation or replacement of the bridge could have serious impacts on the downtown core and historic districts in Glenwood Springs. NPRI is responsible for developing and implementing a Public Involvement Program (PIP) for the project. The PIP identifies and structures the involvement of all affected entities in the community – neighborhood groups, business organizations, commercial and residential property owners, businesses, commuters, individuals and other special interests. It also defines and schedules effective participation and communication techniques to ensure that interested stakeholders become engaged early on and remain active through the duration of the project.

Project Type: Public

Skills Needed: Information Management

Customer: Colorado Department of Transportation

Project Year: 2011 – 2018


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“I have worked with Newland Project Resources for the past seven years and they are undeniably one of the finest Planning/Project Management Groups in the Valley. As a County Enforcement Official I am taksed with the oversight of projects in the Roaring Fork Valley, whenever I have project concerns or questions Tom and Terri Newland respond quickly and professionally.”

Susan Pearson, Pitkin County Planning Engineer

Tom, I have LOVED working with you. You have the most professional and organized process of any planning and project professional that I have worked with.

Stephen Ellsperman, Ecological Planning Director, DHM Design

I worked with Tom on the Eagle County Regional Planning Commission and with him as a representative for applicants proposing land use applications within the Town of Snowmass Village. Tom is a true land use professional that possesses comprehensive knowledge of all land use related matters when it comes to assessing or analyzing proposals. He is excellent to work with and understands the regulators positions as well as the municipal code standards. He always provides thorough evaluations and detailed appraisals of all associated impacts when preparing proposals in land use and zoning applications and with his all-inclusive presentations before decision making boards.

Jim Wahlstrom, TOSV Senior Planner

Tom Newland was instrumental in the planning, permitting and ultimately the approval process of our home in Pitkin County. Development in Pitkin County is an arduous process even with an expert who has your back. Tom’s knowledge and integrity was crucial during this process. We highly recommend Tom to anyone who is planning to develop property in or around Pitkin County.

Celia and Cornelius Dupre, Homeowners

I have been working with Tom on various projects for about the last six years.  His good humor, utter professionalism, high sense of values and integrity make him a pleasure to work with.  Getting the federal government to process applications can be a long, drawn out process.  Some of the simplest of projects can take years.  I admire Tom for his patience in plowing through brick walls of red tape, and always keeping his head about him.  I’ve never seen Tom get upset, even when a normal person would have blown his stack long ago.  He has always been willing to modify plans and projects to maintain a proper balance between public and private concerns and maintaining the esthetics of our public lands. I highly recommend his talents in project planning.  This is a personal opinion based on interactions with numerous projects.

Jim Kirschvink, USFS Lands Specialist

“The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) would like to commend you and your staff for excellent effort and positive results on the State Highway 82, Grand Avenue Bridge project.

This project was initiated in November of 2011, and Newland Resources has been a very key Study Team member in the middle of “one-on-one contact” with approximately 3,000 stakeholders through an array of outreach activities.

This has been an extremely challenging project with many constraints, and Newland Resources has done an outstanding job of making sure that we are engaging stakeholders effectively and efficiently.

I recommend you and your team to any owner that values professional knowledge, practical solutions and a common sense-based approach.

Joseph Elsen, CDPT Program Engineer

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