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Posted on: December 3, 2009

[ARCHIVED] Grand opening for Southwest Arterial Connection Road project to be held Dec. 18

In a couple weeks, motorists will be able to follow a continuous path from Coachline Road in western Castle Rock all the way to Ridge Road in the east.

That action will become possible with the completion of the Southwest Arterial Connection Road project, for which a grand opening will be held Dec. 18.

The project consists of three parts:

  • A new road segment connecting from the current end of Coachline Road southeast to the Plum Creek Parkway interchange with Interstate 25. An 8-foot-wide multiuse path will line the new, nearly 1-mile stretch, which will be named Plum Creek Parkway.
  • A new railroad bridge to separate area rail traffic from vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • The reconstruction of the Plum Creek Parkway interchange with I-25 and widening of I-25 in the area. The Colorado Department of Transportation completed this portion of the project, which the Town helped fund.

The end result of the project will be easier, safer travel in southern and western Castle Rock.

“The new road gives residents another way to get to and from the interstate and downtown,” said Mayor Randy Reed, “and the reconstructed interchange makes the area more attractive and easier to navigate.”

The road will open for use following a brief grand opening ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, underneath the new railroad bridge. The public is invited to attend. The interstate has remained open during the construction.

Town and CDOT representatives will speak at the grand opening, and coffee will be served.

Attendees should park along the north side of the new roadway; directional signs will be posted. Check CRgov.com for a cancellation notice if there is inclement weather.

The project is being finished this year thanks in large part to Castle Rock voters, who in 2005 approved a bond issue for it and two other major road projects as part of the Transportation Action Plan. Without that approval, the project would not have been completed for several more years. Read more about the TAP projects at CRgov.com/tap.

Questions? Contact Engineering Manager Chuck Childs, 720-733-2487 or cchilds@CRgov.com.

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