Daniels Park Project Underway
Workers continue the foundation for a pedestrian/bicycle/equestrian underpass.
Article and photo Terri Wiebold
As construction continues on the Daniel’s Park Improvement Project, local residents anxiously await the reopening of road closures on the west ends of Buffalo Trail and Castle Pines Parkway.
Detours were put into place and roads closed in late February for construction of a new round about that will serve as an entrance to the city of Castle Pines North (CPN). Electronic detour signs direct traffic back on Buffalo Trail Road, Castle Pines Parkway and Monarch Boulevard. As of press time, the road closures were still in place with an anticipated opening of April 1.
“Closing the west end of the affected roads is necessary to allow construction of the roundabout. Because this roundabout will be constructed with concrete instead of asphalt — extending the overall life of the project — this street improvement will benefit the community for many years in the future,” said Eric Guth, director of public works for the city of CPN. “We appreciate residents’ patience as this project progresses.”
Also underway is the modification of the existing intersection of Castle Pines Parkway and Daniels Park Road. According to Douglas County Public Works Capital Project Engineer Dennis Lobberding, this required significant changes to the vertical and horizontal alignment of Castle Pines Parkway and Daniels Park Road. “We had to cut in and change the elevation by about thirty feet,” he said.
Progress also continues on the 12-foot wide by 13-foot high pedestrian/bicycle/equestrian underpass that will ultimately lead to a trailhead with a parking lot, equestrian trailer parking, hitching rails, and a water trough.
To learn more about the Daniel’s Park Improvement Project, go to www.douglas.co.us/danielspark/.