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.

Project overview

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.

Project progress

In August 2021, work to widen Plum Creek Parkway between Gilbert and Eaton streets was completed.

In July 2022, Phase 2 construction began and is estimated to be complete by the end of summer 2023. This phase of Plum Creek Parkway widening will add two lanes and a sidewalk from the Eaton Street roundabout to the Ridge Road roundabout.

This work 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.

Transportation planning

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.


From May through June, please watch for new traffic patterns in the area. The detours are needed so that the construction team can safely improve the roundabout at Ridge Road and Plum Creek Parkway.

The project team has experienced significant delays due to the unprecedented amount of rain and flooding conditions experienced over May. As a result, the project will remain in its Phase 1 detour through the middle of June, weather dependent.

For safety, please give yourself extra time to make your trip. Construction crews will be working along the roadside, with trucks entering and exiting the construction zone.

Phase 1 detour occurs May 8 through mid-June

Phase 1 detour map for the Plum Creek and Ridge Road widening projects.

During the Phase 1 detour, the southern portion of the Plum Creek Parkway and Ridge Road roundabout will be closed. This means that motorists located south of the roundabout will need to use Mikelson Boulevard to Lantern Trail and Enderud Boulevard as a detour.

Two-way traffic on Plum Creek Parkway will be maintained. Motorists heading eastbound on Plum Creek Parkway will still be able to turn left onto Ridge Road.

Phase 2 detour occurs from the middle of June through the end of the month (weather dependent)

Phase 2 detour map of the Plum Creek and Ridge Road widening projects.

During the Phase 2 detour, the inside lane of the Ridge Road and Plum Creek Boulevard roundabout will be closed. Northbound Ridge Road motorists who want to travel Plum Creek Parkway will need to use the roundabout at Enderud Boulevard, take the third exit, and make a right turn onto Plum Creek Parkway.