AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The Stephen D. Hogan Parkway was at the center of a grand opening on Thursday. The parkway connects the original City of Aurora to new areas of growth.
The project, named after the late mayor of Aurora, was something Steve Hogan wanted to see happen. The parkway connects 6th Avenue east of Tower Road to the existing 6th Parkway at E-470.READ MORE: 'Going To Take Some Time': Community Gathers To Remember Victims, Heal Together After Olde Town Arvada Shooting
Hogan’s widow was at the grand opening of the parkway and emotional event marking her late husband’s legacy.READ MORE: Water Quality Control Commission Votes Down Proposal To Allow More Pollution In Colorado Waterways
“This road ties his city, your city, together and that’s really what this was about,” said Becky Hogan. “Please know that you’ve built this road for a very, very good man.”MORE NEWS: Colorado Woman Cassondra Stratton Missing After Miami Condo Collapse
The parkway officially opens to traffic on Friday morning.