9/11 ten years later: What would big stories in Denver have been if the world hadn't changed?

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9. T-Rex is born. The massive Transportation Expansion Project, nicknamed T-Rex, was gearing up the week of September 11, with workers collecting soil samples along the north side of Mississippi Avenue in anticipation of an October start to full-scale construction, according to the Rocky Mountain News. The $1.67 billion project made traffic along Interstate 25 even more challenging than usual for years. But in the end, T-Rex helped put the bite on some of the worst metro-Denver gridlock -- not that it's extinct.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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