A Message from the County Commissioners
In an effort to provide accurate information to the community regarding the North Meadows Extension project, the Commissioners wanted to issue the following statement:
Douglas County has been in discussions with the Town of Castle Rock for more than seven years regarding the need for another connection to Interstate 25 in the area north of the existing I-25/Meadows-Founders Interchange. The North Meadows Extension project is a $50 – $60 million regional transportation project focused on operational and safety improvements, as well as congestion mitigation, for this area of the County.
Those that use the transportation corridor around the I-25/Meadows-Founders Interchange recognize the current congestion.
As part of the discussions, Castle Pines Village Metro District and Castle Pines Village Homeowner’s Association have expressed a desire to restrict access to Happy Canyon Road from the general public in the context of an overall regional transportation solution – a desire they have periodically pursued during the past 20 years. Happy Canyon Road is located in unincorporated Douglas County and is under the governance of the County Commissioners.
We want to assure the citizens of Douglas County that a proposal has not been submitted to the Douglas County Commissioners by Castle Pines Village proposing restricted access to Happy Canyon Road. No action would be taken to enter into such an agreement for restricted access to Happy Canyon Road without a significant public process, including solicitation of public input so that all points of view can be heard and considered.
The next public meeting on the North Meadows Extension project is expected to be held on Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 5 – 7 p.m., at Castle View High School in the Meadows. Two components of the public meeting will include discussions related to Happy Canyon Road and current financing options for constructing the North Meadows Extension project. We encourage your attendance on April 2nd and hope you will express your views.
Additional public notice of this April 2nd meeting will be given at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
For more information on the North Meadows Extension project, please go to www.douglas.co.us., and refer to the right side of the home page under Quick Links.
Jack A. Hilbert, Chair
Commissioner District I
Commissioner District II
Commissioner District III