Ridge Road Widening

From Founders Village to Downtown, Ridge Road is a key roadway connecting motorists to neighborhoods around Town. As part of its Transportation Master Plan, the Town is investing in the widening of Ridge Road from Fifth Street to Plum Creek Parkway. 

For more details reference our Ridge Road widening frequently asked questions (PDF).

Project overview

This project includes the addition of two lanes along Ridge Road, between Fifth Street and Plum Creek Parkway, and roundabout modifications at Endured Boulevard and Plum Creek Parkway. 

Additional improvements include a new sidewalk on the west side, a raised median, bicycle lanes and flashing crosswalk beacons to improve pedestrian and driver safety. 

The project will improve access to the Interstate 25/Plum Creek Parkway interchange on the south end of Town and the Founders Parkway interchange on the north end of Town. The project will also decrease traffic congestion in the area.

Project progress

Design began in 2017 and construction was originally scheduled for 2019. However, the project was rescheduled for construction in 2022.

Starting in spring 2022, construction will commence and is estimated to be complete in fall 2022.

Improvements will include:

  • Drainage improvements
  • Roadway widening 
  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Street lighting

Funding

The project will cost about $4.6 million and is primarily funded by the Transportation Capital Fund, which receives revenue from development impact fees. 

Transportation planning

These improvements were defined in the Town’s Transportation Master Plan. Reducing congestion in the area has been a priority for Town Council. Learn more about the plan and read the document at CRgov.com/TMP.

Project area

Ridge Road Widening Map 2022. The project area is highlighted in red.