Progress Update: Nov. 13, 2019
Last phase of Castle Pines Parkway / Monarch Boulevard construction planned Nov. 20 - 24
Eight of 11 project phases are finished and the project is on target for completion this month. Starting on Wednesday, Nov. 20, the contractor will reconstruct the last section of roadway in the center of the Monarch Boulevard and Castle Pines Parkway intersection. Expect traffic delays during this final phase of work. All directions entering the intersection will be reduced to one lane for approximately five days. All lanes are set to reopen by Sunday evening, Nov. 24. This schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change.
The following alternate routes are recommended to avoid the work zone: Buffalo Trail, Oxford Drive, Yorkshire Drive, and Monarch Boulevard south of Oxford Drive.
Finishing work will occur through the end of the month. Final lane striping includes a second southbound left turn lane onto eastbound Monarch Boulevard, a new traffic signal head and signal timing adjustments
Crews are currently replacing a section of Monarch Boulevard on the north side of the intersection. All traffic movements are open. However, drivers should expect tight turns around the work zone.
Progress Update: October 21, 2019
Six of 11 project phases are complete. When possible, the contractor will overlap or combine phases to save time and minimize travel impacts.
Yesterday, Monarch Boulevard south of Castle Pines Parkway reopened to traffic. During the Douglas County School District fall break, the contractor closed part of the Castle Pines Parkway / Monarch Boulevard intersection and reconstructed two phases of the project while traffic volumes were lower. This week, the contractor begins work on the inside lanes of Castle Pines Parkway. Drivers should continue to expect lane closures and traffic shifts. Alternate route area advised. The schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change.
Progress: Oct 10,2019
Three of 11 project phases are complete. Work on the northeast corner (Phase 4) is underway. The project team has identified several phasing and process improvements to expedite construction. When possible, the contractor will overlap or combine phases to save time and minimize travel impacts. The City is also exploring the use of 'high-early' concrete, which cures faster than traditional concrete mixes, for some project phases.
During the Douglas County School District fall break (Oct. 12 – 20), Monarch Boulevard just south of Castle Pines Parkway will temporarily close to all traffic. The contractor intends to construct two phases of the intersection project and complete work on the south leg of Monarch Boulevard in nine days. The schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change. This section of Monarch Boulevard is narrow and would be difficult to maintain traffic on during construction. Closing the road to perform the work over fall break will impact fewer drivers, save time and benefit safety. Signed detours utilizing Oxford Drive and Yorkshire Drive will be in place from 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 20. Detour map. Alternate routes are advised.