Reconstruction of SH 86 (Founders Parkway) to Pause for Holiday Season

November 18, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Castle Rock,CO – After nearly three months of construction, The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will pause work on the reconstruction of a 1.3-mile segment of SH 86 (Founders Parkway) from I-25 to Woodlands Boulevard in Castle Rock.

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 traffic will be moved back to its original configuration for the holiday season to allow full access to retail areas. The $6.9M project, awarded to Concrete Works of Colorado (CWC), will resume reconstruction operations on Monday, Jan.12, 2014.

“We’ve been working six days a week on Founders Parkway and are making great strides in our progress,” said Jody Allen, CDOT project engineer. “Over the past three months, we’ve completed 90 percent of the drainage work, and about 40 percent of the new pavement, curb & gutter, sidewalks, and curb ramps. We are happy to be able to provide motorists in the area relief as they prepare for and enjoy the upcoming holiday season.”

The project will completely reconstruct SH 86 with new concrete pavement, a raised median, and a new storm drainage system. The work includes new curb and gutter, sidewalk, ADA curb ramps and landscaping. Additionally, the eastbound lanes that cross over I-25 will be expanded from two to three lanes and the Northbound I-25 off ramp will be widened. Work is expected to be complete by July 2015.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this project is available by calling the project hotline (720) 452-6667 or by email at sh86[email protected]. For information on other projects, visit http://www.cotrip.org/RoadConditions.htm, call 511 or download the CDOT mobile app. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner.