Plum Creek Parkway Widening
From Founders Village to Downtown, Plum Creek Parkway is a key roadway connecting motorists to neighborhoods around Town. As part of its Transportation Master Plan, the Town is investing in the widening of Plum Creek Parkway, east of Gilbert Street to Ridge Road.
For more details reference our Plum Creek Parkway widening frequently asked questions (PDF).
This project includes the addition of two lanes on Plum Creek Parkway, between Gilbert Street and Ridge Road, and roundabouts at the intersections of Gilbert and Eaton streets.
Additional improvements include a guardrail along parts of westbound Plum Creek Parkway, a new sidewalk, bicycle lanes and flashing crosswalk beacons to improve pedestrian and driver safety.
The project will improve access to the Interstate 25 / Plum Creek Parkway interchange from the eastern areas of Town, and will also decrease traffic congestion in the area.
In fall 2019, underground utility work began along Plum Creek Parkway in preparation for improvements to the roadway. Portions of the underground utility work were completed in May 2020, when construction began on the roadway to widen the parkway between Gilbert and Eaton streets and add two roundabouts.
In August 2021, phase 1B of the project was completed.
Starting in spring 2022, construction of the next phase of widening will commence and is estimated to be complete in spring 2023. The coming phase of Plum Creek Parkway widening will add two lanes and a sidewalk from the Eaton Street roundabout to the Ridge Road roundabout.
Improvements will include:
- Drainage improvements
- Roadway widening
- Sidewalk Improvements
- Ridge Road roundabout modifications
- Street lighting
Phase 2 of the project will cost about $8.1 million and is being primarily funded by the Transportation Capital Fund, which receives revenue from development impact fees.
These improvements were defined in the Town’s Transportation Master Plan. Reducing congestion in the area has been a priority for Town Council. Learn more about that plan and read the document at CRgov.com/TMP.