The McCaslin Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Grand Opening was a major milestone for the US 36 Express Lanes Project, celebrating the hard work done prior to the event, as well acknowledging the support from the City of Louisville and the Town of Superior – both of which were impacted by construction. Additionally, it celebrated the opening of the second DDI in the state of Colorado.
CIG met with the City of Louisville and the Town of Superior to discuss expectations and set event goals. Both communities wanted to showcase project progress — such as the DDI conversion and the arch installation — as well as host the important decision-makers, show the collaboration between the two communities and thank both communities for their patience during construction.
CIG researched different options for event locations and themes, knowing it was important to pick a place located halfway between the two jurisdictions. CIG came across Cinebarre, a local movie theater and restaurant, located just steps away from the McCaslin bridge. Inspired by the vintage movie posters that lined the theater lobby, CIG suggested a vintage movie theme. The theme shined through in all aspects of the event, from the invitation depicting an artistic rendering of the bridge in the style of a traditional movie premiere poster, to the vintage soda cups adorned with the McCaslin bridge logo. Can’t imagine going to the movies without popcorn? Neither could CIG! Popcorn, pizzas and soda were served to satisfy appetites of the hungry guests. The evening’s speakers were presented as stars.