|In partnership with Douglas County and the Colorado Department of
Transportation, the Town's largest ever roadway project is well under
The North Meadows Extension will be a new road connecting The Meadows to
U.S. Highway 85 and Interstate 25. Construction is scheduled to begin by 2013. Currently, design plans are ready, and construction will begin as soon as final right-of-way clearance is granted by CDOT, which is estimated to occur by fall 2013.
The new roadway is needed to assist with improving
operations at the existing Meadows/Founders Parkway interchange with
I-25 and the intersection of U.S. 85 and Meadows Parkway. It will also
provide a second northern access for The Meadows. Town Council has
designated this project the No. 1 transportation project priority for
The original proposal was to build a road from The Meadows to U.S.
85 only. The project was expanded to include a connection to and new
interchange with I-25, because Douglas County and the CDOT were concerned about regional transportation issues.
The U.S. 85 interchange will be at Castlegate Drive, near the Outlets
at Castle Rock and The Pines Apartments. Original plans included only
the north ramps - a southbound off-ramp and a northbound on-ramp.
However, to provide the most flexibility and access, the Town is
pursuing funding to add the south ramps.
Castle Rock voters in 2005 approved a $30 million bond measure to build
three new transportation routes in Town. The North Meadows Extension is
the final of these Transportation Action Plan projects. Additional funding is coming from the County, CDOT and other entities.