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Maintaining our investment in road infrastructure and improving access throughout Town are priorities for your local government. Summer temperatures are the best for Castle Rock’s road crews to perform work in line with those priorities. During July, three important road projects will get underway as another continues. Read on for details.
Third and Perry roundabout
To help ensure smooth access Downtown, the Town is installing a mini roundabout at the intersection of Third and Perry streets. Construction is expected to get underway July 5 and last through August.
During construction, the intersection will become a four-way stop. Please pay extra attention and drive safely through this cone zone. Sign up for weekly construction updates at CRgov.com/PerryRoundabout.
As Festival Park becomes an enhanced gathering center for Downtown Castle Rock, Second Street was closed to through traffic between Perry and Wilcox streets. As a result, the intersection of Third and Perry streets will experience increased volume. A mini roundabout is expected to keep traffic moving.
Coachline Road concrete restoration
If Coachline Road is part of your commute, the Town is asking you to pay close attention starting July 5. That’s when crews will begin their work to replace concrete panels and smooth out the roadway between Meadows Boulevard and Wolfensberger Road. Work is expected to last through September.
To do this work safely, some lane closures and realignments will be necessary. Although the Town anticipates keeping two-way traffic open at all times, flagging may be required for short periods of time to allow equipment to maneuver. Please give utmost attention to cone zones, flaggers, and message boards in the area.
Alternate routes include: Meadows Parkway or North Meadows Drive to Interstate 25.
Coachline Road will be an alternate route during the Town’s work along Meadows Parkway in 2018. This work will ensure Coachline Road is ready for additional motorists in 2018.
Plum Creek Parkway bridge work
If you’re commuting on the south end of Town, this information is for you. Crews are expected to begin repairs on the Plum Creek Parkway bridge over the railroad (between Perry Street and Plum Creek Boulevard) on July 10.
Crews will be performing maintenance repairs to bridge support structures, called girders. They will also be working on the surface of the bridge to repair damaged areas and seal the bridge deck. Work is expected to last through mid-August, though crews will take a break between July 29 and Aug. 6 for the annual Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. As always in Colorado, weather can impact construction timelines.
To do this work safely, crews will need to close one of the four lanes of Plum Creek Parkway between Perry Street and Plum Creek Boulevard. The lane that will close will vary based on construction needs and time of day.
During the morning commute, there will be two lanes available to travel westbound, with one lane open eastbound. During the afternoon commute, two lanes will be available eastbound, with one lane open westbound. At times, there may be just one lane open in each direction, as crews work in the middle of the bridge.
Alternate access to the west side of Town includes Fifth Street to Wolfensberger Road.
Please drive safely through all construction zones. Find a map of lane and road closures at CRgov.com/Roadwork.
Left-turn at Meadows Parkway and U.S. 85
Work to install an additional left-turn lane at this intersection began June 26 and is moving along. The new lane is from northbound U.S. Highway 85 to westbound Meadows Parkway, and it is expected to help relieve congestion for drivers headed into The Meadows from the south end of Town.
All existing concrete has been removed along with the median. The subgrade of the road is being prepped. Crews will take a break for the July 4 holiday and return on July 5 to begin forming and pouring the new concrete curb and median. Crews will also have to replace a signal pole to accommodate the new lane.
Lane restrictions will be in place, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily July 5 through July 7. Overall, the work is expected to be completed by the end of July, though the new lane will not open until the new signal pole has been installed and adequately tested.
All construction schedules depend on Colorado’s ever-changing weather. Stay tuned to roadwork at CRgov.com/Roadwork.