The nearly $3 million project to reconstruct a half-mile of Castle Pines Parkway officially began on June 21. The project, which is part of a major roadway rehabilitation program, is slated to …
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The nearly $3 million project to reconstruct a half-mile of Castle Pines Parkway officially began on June 21. The project, which is part of a major roadway rehabilitation program, is slated to continue through December.
During the June 7 council meeting, City Manager Mike Penny gave a short update, saying road signs will be posted regularly given construction will disrupt traffic. Penny said the town will send regular updates to residents through the city’s website, www.castlepinesco.gov/, and social-media posts.
Public Works Director Larry Nimmo said while sections of Castle Pines Parkway will not be completely closed during construction, there will only be one lane of traffic moving in each direction at a time. This will likely cause continued traffic delays. Nimmo said drivers should use alternate routes whenever possible.
Nimmo said the half-mile stretch of roadway will be done along Castle Pines Parkway between Yorkshire Drive and Monarch Boulevard.
The $2.8 million reconstruction project will include:
Replacing crumbling infrastructure with a new asphalt roadway.
Removal and replacement of the aging curb and gutter to create a safer ride for bicyclists.
Installation of a six-foot bike lane in both directions.
Rebuilding the sidewalk on the northside of the parkway, including the installation of a new six-foot sidewalk.
Upgrading all pedestrian curb ramps to be more ADA compliant, allowing better access for residents with disabilities.Besides rebuilding the road, the city is partnering with the Castle Pines North Metro District to install a 12-inch water line as part of the required infrastructure improvements for some Castle Pines water customers to receive services from Parker Water.
Saving the city money, the metro district will be paying some fees to assist in installing the required waterline.
Castle Pines Mayor Tera Radloff said the project could not start fast enough.
“Castle Pines Parkway is one of our major roads and this is the first major component of an even bigger picture,” she said. “In our small but mighty city, the roads are the most important. For the council, rebuilding our roads is a major priority.”
With improving Castle Pines roadways being a major priority in 2021, the City Council approved almost $5 million for roadwork, which is 40% of all city expenditures for the year. Other budgeted expenditures related to road improvements including:
$1.5 million for additional planned roadwork on Castle Pines Parkway west of Monarch and Monarch north of Castle Pines Parkway plus residential road maintenance.
$450,000 for street/sidewalk maintenance repairs
$125,000 for signal improvements
$75,000 for pedestrian related improvements
Radloff said the council’s commitment to roads will not end with the current year’s investment. The mayor said council members and staff are evaluating funding sources and discussing options to continue improving the city’s roadways in 2022 and beyond.
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