Dinosaur tracks

Golden, Colo.'s first residents are back in town. “We wanted to incorporate the area's history,” says public works director Dan Hartman. “So we took moldings from dinosaur fossils found in the area and used them to stamp into the concrete.” The dinosaur tracks and other fossils decorate 2 miles of elevated medians that were added when the city eliminated the continuous-turning lane on a high-volume road. Colorado Hardscapes Inc., Denver, installed stone-pattern imprinted concrete medians that were then randomly stamped with the fossils and dinosaur tracks. Dyes and release agents add color and additional texture. Cost: $190,000.