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Priority criteria for snow routes Priority 1 Streets classified as arterials, major collectors, commercial/industrial and commercial business areas. These typically are high-volume streets that connect major sections of Town and provide access for emergency fire, police and medical services. Priority 2 Streets classified as minor collectors and school bus routes or roads providing access to schools. Priority 3 Low-volume and residential streets. Priority 4 Cul-de-sacs and alleyways. Priority 3 and 4 streets are not plowed unless roadway snow accumulations reach 4” between November 15th and March 15th other. Prior to November 15th and after March 15th the threshold for plowing priority 3 and 4 roads is 8”.
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To report a pothole that needs repaired, you can call 720-733-2462 , email email@example.com or submit a request online at https://etrakitt9.crgov.com/CRM/issue.aspx
The Town is prioritizing and investing resources in achieving public safety goals only at this time. Removing plowed and piled snow is not a priority.
When we plow streets, some snow will end up on your driveway and, possibly, your sidewalks. We know this can be frustrating, but it sometimes is an unfortunate and unavoidable result of snowplowing. To avoid this, shovel the snow from your driveway and sidewalks into your yard, because any snow you place in the street may wind up being plowed back onto your driveway or sidewalk.
The service-level standard for storm drains is to investigate ponding water, determine if it’s a safety hazard and, if so, address the hazard.
The Town is prioritizing and investing resources in achieving public safety goals only at this time. Removing plowed and stacked snow is not a priority.
The Town’s service-level standard for ice, ruts or ice holes in neighborhood streets is one through lane that is passable in a two-wheel-drive sedan. Crews will investigate and, if necessary, remove or treat ice, ruts and ice holes deemed a safety hazard. To report a safety hazard, call 303-660-1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Castle Rock Service Center, 303-660-1020 or you can also send an email to email@example.com.
The service-level standard for residential streets is one through lane that is passable in a two-wheel-drive sedan. Based on service-level priorities that address public safety only, the Town will not do any additional snow plowing on residential streets beyond clearing one passable lane.
Each year, the Town of Castle Rock receives many requests to install stop signs as a way to reduce speeding. The purpose of a stop sign is to assign right of way at an intersection or where traffic is required to stop. Stop signs are installed at intersections when an engineering evaluation indicates the installation is appropriate. They are installed where a minor street enters a major street, on a street entering a highway or where a combination of restricted view and accident history indicates a need. Federal and state regulations require the installation of all traffic control devices, including stop signs, to follow the guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The manual dictates the size, shape and color of all traffic control signs. This manual has guidelines for installing signs in order to create uniformity from state to state, which makes it easier to drive in places you have never visited before. Similarly, many people believe installing stop signs on all approaches to an intersection will result in reduced speeding or fewer accidents. There is no real evidence to indicate that stop signs decrease the overall speed of traffic. In fact, impatient drivers view the additional delay caused by unwarranted stop signs as lost time to be made up by driving at higher speeds between stop signs. Again, if problems with speeding exist, stricter enforcement should be sought from appropriate law enforcement authorities.
If you notice vandalism to a traffic sign, call the Roads Hotline, 303-814-6414.
Traffic signal coordination is the timing of traffic signals so traffic can travel along a street without stopping at every light. Several factors make trying to coordinate (synchronize) signals difficult. Each street's green indications are referred to as a phase. A simple intersection consists of two phases: •Phase one - green for the main street •Phase two - green for the cross street (This is called a cycle length.) The amount of green each phase is given is based on the amount of traffic on the streets.
As the cycle length is increased, the amount of time given to the red lights increases, meaning longer delays and longer lines of cars. This balancing act becomes more difficult at intersections with left turn arrows, because this is a separate phase. These signals, which commonly are found in Town, have eight or more phases, increasing the cycle length. The quality of progression can be very sensitive to these cycle lengths. When signals are irregularly spaced, providing progression can be a very difficult task. On some streets, full two-way progression is only possible for very short stretches. Good coordination plans must be updated whenever traffic volumes increase or new signals are added. Despite the difficulties, good signal coordination benefits include reduced auto air pollutant emissions, reduced delay for drivers, improved roadway efficiency and decreased fuel consumption.
Castle Rock uses two types of traffic signals: fixed-time signals and traffic-actuated signals. Fixed-time signals are set for average conditions and change at predetermined time intervals. Traffic-actuated signals use video cameras or radars. Each detection type has pros and cons, but they all detect the presence of vehicles at an intersection and adjust the timing for optimal traffic flow.
If you notice a traffic signal that doesn't seem to be working correctly, call the Roads Hotline, Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 303-814-6414, after hours and weekends, please call the Police Department, 303-663-6100. Please be prepared to give as much detail of the observed problem as possible.
The streets are swept with Street Sweepers. The schedule is: Twice monthly when temps are favorable in the business areas • Specialty sweeping occurs as needed. Roads that are sanded during icing/snow events are swept after each event. Due to the inability of the sweepers to get to every sanded roadway after each event, sweepers will pick up where they left off after the next sanding event.
Please find our latest inventory of traffic counts and contact information here.
The Town has a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. For more information click here, call 720-733-2483, or read the program brochure.
This subject isn’t as simple and straightforward as it may sound. At intersections where there is no pedestrian signal, pedestrians should cross in conjunction with the traffic signals. At signalized intersections where there is a pedestrian signal, cross when the "walk" or walking pedestrian symbol lights up. A flashing "don't walk" or upraised hand symbol means that if you haven’t yet entered the intersection, it’s too late to cross the street before the traffic signal changes. A steady "don't walk" or a steady upraised hand signal means it’s too late to begin crossing. Don’t enter the street, but quickly finish crossing if you already have started.
Speed limits on Town roadways are determined on the basis of traffic engineering surveys. These surveys include an analysis of roadway conditions, sight distance evaluation, crash records and a count of the prevailing speed of traffic. A safe and reasonable limit is set at or below the speed at which 85 percent of drivers drive. Traffic flowing at a uniform speed results in increased safety and fewer accidents. Drivers are less impatient, pass less often and tailgate less, which reduces both head-on and rear-end collisions. Posting the appropriate speed limit eases the job of law enforcement so most traffic chooses to abide by the speed limit posted. Patrol officers then are not subjected to defend unrealistic and arbitrary speed limits.
In order to gain consistency on how crosswalks are marked, the Town's Traffic Engineering Division follows the Town Council-approved Crosswalk Marking Guidelines. The establishment of guidelines helps reduce the indiscriminate marking of crosswalks, helps increase awareness for motorists and pedestrians, and strives to increase safety for both. Crosswalk markings are not needed at intersections where legal crosswalks exist in order for them to be enforced. This is an important distinction to be kept in mind and is the guiding principal for the establishment of these guidelines. Markings should be limited to locations where legal crosswalks don’t already exist in order to create one and at intersections with legal crosswalks only when additional supplemental treatments are added to increase safety. Standard locations that are marked are uncontrolled approaches, stop sign controlled approaches, traffic signals on all approaches, school zone crosswalks and safe routes to school. All other locations are engineer reviewed following the Crosswalk Marking Guidelines.
The Town of Castle Rock is very concerned about child safety. A resident living within the Town limits of Castle Rock who wishes to have a (Deaf/Blind/Autistic) Child Area warning sign installed must submit a written request to the traffic engineer technician. The written request shall contain a statement to the effect that the child is under 18 years of age and shall be signed and dated by a parent. The request needs to have the child's address of residence and contact information of a parent for record keeping. The requester shall renew the request every two years in a written form to the traffic engineer. Documentation will need to be submitted by a licensed professional documenting the child’s need for the warning signs in their neighborhood. Based on the location of where the signs need to be installed on your street, neighbors may need to be notified ahead of time as a courtesy. When a sign is approved, the following guidelines apply: • The (Deaf/Blind/Autistic) Child Area sign shall be placed in accordance with the guidelines in the MUTCD •The sign placement will be reviewed every two years to insure that the criteria stated above still applies • The sign(s) will be removed when the child becomes 18 years of age • The requester of the sign shall be responsible for notifying the Town of Castle Rock traffic engineer if the child is no longer living at the address for which the signs were placed • The requester of the sign shall recognize that these signs are supplemental signs for warning purposes only and do not carry full protection for the child
The Town has a Neighborhood Parking Policy. For more information, call 720-733-2483, or read about the policy here.