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There are more than 600 lane miles of roads for the Town to maintain in Castle Rock. That’s equal to a one-way trip from here to the Grand Canyon. So how do we ensure all those miles are properly cared for? With a strategy.
The Council-approved Pavement Maintenance Program concentrates roadwork to one of five defined residential areas each year on a rotating basis. Additionally, primary and Downtown streets receive repairs as needed. The goal is to increase efficiency, reduce costs and minimize disruption to neighborhoods.
Town Council approved this year’s work during its meeting March 15. In 2016, the residential focus will be on the north area of Town including Diamond Ridge, Sapphire Pointe, the Terrain and Cobblestone Ranch.
Roadwork will include slurry seals; curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs; asphalt and concrete patching; along with resurfacing. In sum, the Town will complete 56 lane miles of slurry seal in neighborhoods and 9 lane miles of asphalt overlay (including on Allen Way and streets Downtown). The goal of this roadwork is to preserve and extend the useful life of the Town’s streets.
Each year as part of the program, main roads are also addressed. This year, the Town will reconstruct the section of Mikelson Boulevard between Enderud Boulevard and Mitchell Gulch Park in Founders Village. In addition, the section of Plum Creek Parkway between Wilcox Street and the Douglas County Fairgrounds will be restored, and the dip at the Wilcox and Perry streets intersection will be removed.
Downtown streets are also maintained on an annual basis. This year, Perry Street from Fifth Street to Plum Creek Parkway, will be resurfaced, and the concrete pavement portion of Front Street in the King Soopers area will also be restored.
Downtown crosswalks on Perry and Wilcox streets from Fifth Street to Plum Creek Parkway will be rehabilitated, removing the deteriorated bricks and pattern concrete. This work will greatly improve the walking surface as well as safety for vehicles and pedestrians.
Overall, the Town will invest $6.9 million in maintaining the Town’s roadways this year through the Pavement Maintenance Program. The funding is primarily from the Town’s Transportation Fund, which includes revenues from sales tax, motor vehicle tax and building use taxes.
Work is expected to start later this month and wrap up by July. Of course, weather in Colorado is a factor, and schedules could change.
Residents and businesses directly impacted by the work will receive mailings detailing the projects, as well as notices on their doors shortly before the work begins. Tentative schedule and bid information is online at CRgov.com/PMP.
This is the fifth year for the Council-approved program. Next year, the Town plans to concentrate residential roadwork in the south part of Town, including Plum Creek, Crystal Valley Ranch and Heckendorf Ranch.
Questions? Contact Project Manager Aaron Monks, 720-733-2465 or amonks@CRgov.com.
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