Smoothing out sections in Forest Park
Forest Park residents could not help but notice the slew of maintenance workers along Forest Park Drive making numerous changes and improvements. Homeowners learned this work is part of a citywide Pavement Maintenance Program (PMP). Each year, the City of Castle Pines begins a refresh of neighborhood streets by making improvements to roads and infrastructure, like sidewalks and drainage, to name a few.
Since the City resurfaced sections of road along Forest Park, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) modifications must also be made, which means making ramps at intersections. Forest Park Drive and Forest Trails Drive are couple of thel spots improved.
Camden Bender, communications manager for the City, said, “Road resurfacing is an alteration that triggers the requirement to fix curb ramps if it involves work on a street or roadway spanning one intersection to another and includes overlays.” There were several areas that fit those criteria in Forest Park.
The 2023 budget for citywide work on the PMP is $1,777,500. Forest Park was just one of the communities that benefitted from this year’s improvements. Most of the work was done in the northwest portion of the city.
Article and photos by Karen Leigh