A contract to begin the design of Wolfensberger Road improvements and a resolution allowing night work to expedite Craig & Gould North infrastructure improvements were topics on Town Council’s July 19 meeting agenda.
Here is a closer look:
- Wolfensberger Road widening service agreement – Town Council approved a service agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the Wolfensberger Road widening project design.
Wolfensberger Road is a major arterial connecting local and regional travel between the western portions of Town and Interstate 25. Roadway and pedestrian improvements have been identified in the 2017 Transportation Master Plan. The project will impact the roadway from Prairie Hawk Drive to the western Town limits. The improvements will maintain adequate capacity, enhance multimodal travel, increase safety and ensure efficient road network connections as the Town grows. The project will include additional vehicle-travel lanes, intersection improvements, bike lanes and sidewalks along the corridor.
Under the service agreement, the Town will pay Jacobs Engineering Group up to $2.5 million for its work on the project design. The preliminary road improvement design is expected to be complete in late 2023, with construction anticipated in 2024.
Watch the presentation and Council discussion: https://castlerock-co.granicus.com/player/clip/1423?meta_id=180371
- Craig & Gould North infrastructure improvements project – Council approved a variance to the Town’s noise regulations to allow overnight construction work for the Craig & Gould North infrastructure improvements project.
The project consists of upgrades to the neighborhood’s roadways, storm drainage, water and sanitary sewer systems. To complete a portion of the work, a 24-hour, nonstop jack-and-bore operation is required to install a storm sewer through the railroad right of way. Partial intersection and lane closures are needed at Sixth and Wilcox streets for open-trench installation of a storm sewer.
By authorizing the night work, impacts on the traveling public and businesses will be minimized. Additionally, night work is required per the license agreement with Union Pacific Railroad. The jack-and-bore work at the railroad is scheduled to take four days to complete. For open trenching operations at Wilcox and Sixth streets, night work would be scheduled seven days a week to reduce the overall length of Downtown traffic impacts. Night work at Wilcox and Sixth streets is expected to last three weeks and would start at about 7 p.m. and be completed by 5 a.m., before peak morning traffic. The exact timing is to be determined; however, the public will be notified in advance of the night work.
Watch the presentation and Council discussion: https://castlerock-co.granicus.com/player/clip/1423?meta_id=180396
Also on the agenda, Council received an update on the continued drought conditions in Douglas County. Castle Rock Water is closely monitoring the situation and was provided the authority by Council to declare a Drought Advisory in accordance with the Town’s Drought Management Plan if conditions warrant. As always, residents are encouraged to be efficient with water use, especially by avoiding water waste and reducing outdoor irrigation where possible.
The Tuesday, Aug. 2, meeting was canceled so that Town Council can attend Castle Rock Police’s National Night Out event. The next Town Council meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 16. Visit CRgov.com/CouncilComments between Aug. 11 and 16 to provide written feedback, or to sign up to speak via videoconference during the meeting. The meeting will be available live at CRgov.com/CouncilMeeting. In-person attendance will also be available.
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