AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — The City of Aurora broke ground on a new parkway Thursday.

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It will be called the Stephen D. Hogan Parkway, as a tribute to Aurora’s late mayor.

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Hogan, 69, passed away in May, following a battle with cancer. He served as mayor for more than six years. Before that, he served on the Aurora City Council for 24 years.

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Hogan was recognized as a unifying community force after the Aurora Theater Shooting in July 2012.

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Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan speaks about the shooting on July 20, 2012. (credit: CBS)

The parkway will connect 6th Avenue east of Tower Road to the existing 6th Parkway at E-470.

The stretch is being prepped this summer and the project is set to wrap up by the fall of 2019.

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