The City's infrastructure projects, also know as capital improvement projects (CIP) are projects funded wholly or in part by the City, or through the use of grant funding. They include the following replacement or construction of bridges/culverts, paving and widening of existing roadways and construction of some new regional roadway arterials.
Staff functions with regard to the implementation of Capital Improvement Projects include: preparation of construction plans and specifications, acquisition of right-of-way, bidding of work, and management of construction activities.
2017 Asphalt Overlay
Asphalt roads throughout the City need to be resurfaced on a recurring basis. An average pavement overlay lifespan can be from 8-15 years depending upon several different factors, such as the harshness of winter, volume of traffic, how many heavy trucks use the pavement, the thickness of the new asphalt layer, the condition of the subgrade, and how well the new surface is taken care of through routine maintenance. This year’s program will resurface the eastbound lanes along County Line Road from Quebec to Yosemite (map), Lone Tree Parkway north of Lincoln Avenue (map), and Park Meadows Drive westbound/northbound lanes from Lincoln Avenue up to Kimmer Drive (map).
2017 Concrete Replacement
Prior to any mill and overlay project, the concrete curb, gutters, and sidewalks are assessed for damage. Those areas that are in need of repair are replaced prior to laying down the new asphalt. The concrete replacement project will include parts of County Line Road, Lone Tree Parkway (north of Lincoln Avenue), and Park Meadows Drive (from Lincoln Avenue to Kimmer Drive).
Storm Sewer Improvements (Acres Green/Park Meadows Drive)
This project is located at the intersection of Acres Green Drive and Park Meadows Drive, just southwest of Furniture Row. The existing stormwater pipe has deteriorated significantly resulting in seepage of stormwater into the ground. In order to repair this pipe, the contractor will replace the existing corrugated metal stormwater pipe with a reinforced concrete pipe.
Surrey Ridge Tunnel Drainage
This project is located at the entrance to the one-lane tunnel along Surrey Drive under Interstate 25. The project includes improvements to the drainage in the tunnel, alleviating ponding at the east end of the tunnel.
Park Meadows Drive Improvements
This project is located at the future entrance to The Yard project along Park Meadows Drive just west of Yosemite Street. The project includes the installation of a new traffic signal at the entrance of the project, as well as the construction of some sidewalks and modifications to the medians.
Yosemite Street Medians
Park Meadows Metropolitan District (PMMD) has funded the construction of raised concrete medians with landscaping in place of the existing striped medians on Yosemite Street in between C-470 and Park Meadows Drive.
Southeast Light Rail Extension (RTD SERE Project)
This project began in 2016 and will continue through to 2019. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is constructing a 2.3 mile extension of the light rail from Lincoln Avenue to the end-of-the-line station south of RidgeGate Parkway. More information about the project can be found here.
Lincoln Avenue Pedestrian Bridge
City Council approved the remaining pre-construction/design work for the bridge as well as the final construction agreement with Hamon Infrastructure. Construction is expected to begin in early 2017 with construction completion anticipated for November 2017. For more information on this project, visit the Pedestrian Bridge Fact Sheet.
C-470 Widening Project
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) C-470 widening project started at the end of 2016 with an expected completion date of 2018. More information on the project can be found here.
East West Trail Extension
Douglas County received $2M in grant money from GOCO (Greater Outdoors of Colorado) to extend the existing East-West Regional Trail approximately 8 miles. The trail extension will start at the top of the trail behind Cabela’s and run under Interstate 25 towards the Town of Parker. Design will begin in 2017 with construction to start in 2018. More information can be found here.
Yosemite Street Lane Widening (Maximus Drive to Park Meadows Drive)
The contractor is currently installing the handrail along the retaining wall. Landscape restoration behind the wall will be completed this spring.