Rain plaza tour 4:30 p.m.
Ribbon cutting 5:15 p.m.
Come celebrate another Aurora milestone! After a year and a half, construction on Aurora from N 185th to N 192nd Streets is complete. Improvements to this segment are very similar to previous miles of the Aurora Corridor Project, and include delineated driveways, wider sidewalks, landscaped center medians with left- and U-turn pockets, and BAT lanes.
Two features unique to this segment are the rain garden plaza on the southwest corner of Aurora and N 192nd Street and the “green” retaining walls. Beneath the plaza is a major drainage facility to collect stormwater from Aurora and control the flow of water entering nearby Echo Lake. The “green” retaining walls allow low-maintenance, evergreen and deciduous plant species to grow on and cover the face of the walls.