Update to Project – September 20, 2022:
As of mid-September 2022, the project is now moving in a different direction. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), rather than Douglas County, will plan, build and maintain the new signal.
CDOT determined that Douglas County’s concept / idea of installing temporary traffic signal poles that use span wire to be unacceptable since CDOT considers the County’s approach / idea to be appropriate only as a short-term solution (for up to 4 years of service).
CDOT does not have construction funding currently identified in its 10-year plan to complete the widening and reconstruction of US 85 between Sedalia (State Hwy 67) and Castle Rock Parkway. This lack of funding influenced the type of traffic signal poles and other traffic signal elements that CDOT would allow to be used at the US 85 / Daniels Park Road intersection, and therefore this proposed type of traffic signal infrastructure will need to be left in-service much longer than the parties originally anticipated. The County believes it makes the most sense for CDOT to manage the project moving forward, especially since CDOT owns, operates, and maintains US 85 and the proposed new traffic signal.
Josh Breedlove is the CDOT Resident Engineer, and he will manage the project as it moves forward in a slightly new direction. Josh can be reached at [email protected]
The construction timeframe is unknown and will be determined by CDOT. This project web page will be updated as details become available.
(See “Description” section below for more project information)