Did you know that nearly 50% of Douglas County’s annual budget is invested in projects and initiatives to maintain and improve our transportation network?
During a regular business meeting Tuesday, April 26, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners advanced several transportation projects in partnership with our surrounding communities by entering into, or amending, several intergovernmental agreements.
These agreements formalize partnerships, determine shared funding, and define each entity’s responsibilities for the project from design through construction and into ongoing maintenance. On Tuesday, the Board approved seven agreements with state and local governments to partner on transportation projects from Parker to Roxborough to Castle Rock.
- A partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation – and funding from the Federal High Risk Rural Road Program – will improve Perry Park Road, from Wolfensberger Road to the Douglas/El Paso County Line
- A partnership with the Town of Parker will continue design on a project to widen Lincoln Avenue between Jordan and Parker roads
- A partnership with CDOT will add concrete shoulders on northbound US 85 as part of the US 85 widening from Louviers and Mile Post 191.75
- An agreement with the City of Englewood will move a water line to advance the US 85 widening project from Highlands Ranch Parkway to Dads Clark Gulch in Highlands Ranch. Construction is expected later this year
- A partnership with the Town of Parker details cost-sharing so the County and Town can continue design on the Dransfeldt Road Extension project
- A partnership with the City of Lone Tree will build a pedestrian bridge along the C-470 Trail over Acres Green Drive
- A partnership with the Town of Castle Rock will improve traffic operations at the intersection of Founders Parkway, Fifth Street, State Highway 86 and Ridge Road, known as the Four Corners project
You can read the details of these agreements in the Board’s agenda online.
All of these projects were identified in the County’s 2040 Transportation Master Plan, which was developed with your feedback and in partnership with state and local governments.
A safe and accessible multimodal transportation network is one of the Board of County Commissioner’s six core priorities. Read more about the County’s transportation initiatives online.