16th STREET MALL
The 16th Street Mall located in downtown Denver’s iconic downtown area serves millions of people each year and ensuring the area’s sustainable and successful future is a key priority for the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP). Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic in addition to the notoriously tough winter conditions in “The Mile-High City”, have led to the repeated failure of the existing cement jointing.
After consultation and review, the DDP specified ROMEX® as the preferred grout replacement to rejuvenate the surface and ensure user safety due to the ease of application and frost resistance of ROMEX® products.
This strategic decision will secure the long terms safety and usability of the space for all mall users comprising of 14 million bus passengers, 189 retailers, 44 cafes and 1400 hotel rooms.
A low maintenance surface that could withstand commercial cleaning for years to come were the key project drivers. ROMEX® – D2000 was chosen for the street paving due to its capacity to handle vehicular loading up to 25 tonnes as well the product’s fast curing properties, allowing for quick reopening of the surface due to work being carried out overnight. The busy sidewalks were renovated with ROMEX® – D1 due to the product’s easy application process and ability to handle up to 7 tonne loads which made it the perfect choice to deal with the weight of pedestrians and light sidewalk vehicles including food kiosks, occasional maintenance use. Both ROMEX® products are extremely low maintenance and durable allowing them to exceed the client’s expectations and deliver a surface to be proud of for years to come.
- Quick re-opening for the patrons using the space each day
- Resistance to de-icing salts and frost
- Strong & resilient solution that is low maintenance and sustainable for the city
ROMEX® was chosen as the solution for the 16th Street Mall for a variety of reasons. The 2007 Downtown Area Plan identifies the 16th Street Mall as the premier pedestrian environment in the Rocky Mountain Region, an economic engine of Downtown Denver and linchpin for RTD’s regional transit network. As one of the city’s most vital connectors and important public spaces, the 16th Street Mall is visited by more than one million people per month, and an average of 45,000 people ride RTD’s Free Mall Ride shuttle service each weekday. ROMEX’s reputation of delivering proven hardscape solutions made us the ideal long-term solution for high traffic areas with tough winter weather. The D1 and D2000 products allowed the client to meet all their criteria and secure a low maintenance paving system in this vibrant area for years to come.