From Founders Village to Downtown, Ridge Road 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 Ridge Road from Fifth Street to Plum Creek Parkway.
This project includes the addition of two lanes along Ridge Road, between Fifth Street and Plum Creek Parkway, and roundabout modifications at Endured Boulevard and Plum Creek Parkway.
Additional improvements include a new sidewalk on the west side, a raised median, 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 on the south end of Town and the Founders Parkway interchange on the north end of Town. The project will also decrease traffic congestion in the area.
Design began in 2017 and construction was originally scheduled for 2019. However, the project was rescheduled for construction starting in June 2022 and was completed in October 2023.
The project will cost about $4.6 million and is primarily funded by the Transportation Capital Fund, which receives revenue from development impact fees.