by Terri Wiebold
Drivers hoping to reach Daniels Park Road from Castle Pines Parkway will have to wait until after the first of the year for direct access, according to Douglas County Senior Development Review Engineer Gary Walter.
Walter anticipates road closures to extend through the beginning of next year. “Finally the gas line is done and we can continue forward,” said Walter. “We hope to have the road work completed by the end of March , but we don’t know what the weather might do to that.”
The existing dirt Daniels Park Road will be realigned to the north and paved, and will also continue to the south to meet up with the existing paved portion of Daniels Park Road.
Also included in the paving project is the construction of a round about at the intersection of Castle Pines Parkway, Buffalo Trail, and Pine Ridge Lane. According to Walter, the City of Castle Pines North will ultimately have ownership and maintenance responsibility for the round about, but Douglas County is funding this portion of the project as required by the cooperative agreement between Douglas County and the City of Denver. The City of Denver owns the park. Walter estimates the project will cost approximately $3 million.
According to plans, the proposed round about will be very similar in size and function to the one already in existence in Daniels Gate. It will be approximately 80 feet across from curb to curb with a 25- to 30-foot island in the center for planting (see article this page for further details). Learn more about the entire Daniels Park project at www.douglas.co.us/danielspark or call Gary Walter at 303-660-7490.