Road Solutions: A Plan of Action for all Streets
Over the past several years, the City has actively pursued funding options to significantly improve the City's roadway infrastructure without additional taxes. This solution involves partnerships that City Council has built at all levels of government, from Douglas County and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and federal grants and programs.
The funding secured through these partnerships has allowed the City to complete major road projects as well as perform preventative maintenance in several areas of Castle Pines in recent years. However, additional funding is still needed for future road projects.
In November 2023, Castle Pines voters approved a one-percent sales and use tax increase to fund road repairs, maintenance, and capital improvement projects in Castle Pines. Revenues collected from this approved tax can only be used to improve the city's roadway system.
Road Improvement Progress
In 2021 and 2022, the city reconstructed Castle Pines Parkway between Monarch Boulevard and Village Square Drive. In 2023, efforts focused on rehabilitating Monarch Boulevard from Winter Berry Drive to the northern city limits.
Looking ahead, the city will be able to continue improving both major roadways and local neighborhood streets because of the funding from the one-percent sales tax approval.
In 2024, two major projects are scheduled:
- A roundabout at the intersection of Happy Canyon Road and Lagae Road. This project is a part of early work for the future improvements to the Happy Canyon Road and I-25 interchange. The construction of future interchange improvements is expected to occur in 2026 and 2027, dependent on funding from Douglas County and other project partners. Visit the project webpage for the most up-to-date information.
- Reconstruction work on Monarch Boulevard from Castle Pines Parkway to Glen Oaks Avenue. More information on this project will be available in early 2024.
In addition to projects on major city thoroughfares, 2024 will include additional work on local neighborhood streets via the City's Neighborhood Maintenance Program. This work would not have been possible without the funding from the approval of the road sales and use tax during the November 2023 election.
By taking an aggressive approach, the City plans to achieve the following over the next few years:
- Complete the work as quickly as possible to get City infrastructure back on track while preventing construction zone fatigue and frustration for citizens.
- Be adaptable and flexible for seasonal construction and budgetary cycles.
- Proactively communicate when and where improvements are occurring as funding becomes solidified for each effort.
- Maximize the life of our entire roadway system by allocating funding for meaningful maintenance improvements along residential streets while these major arterials are being improved.