Highlands Ranch Road Improvements

2016 Spring Street Sweeping

Douglas County will begin their street sweeping operations in Highlands Ranch residential areas starting the week of April 11, 2016.  The sweepers will begin in the east part Highlands Ranch, moving west.  Signs will be placed at the entrance of subdivisions the day before sweeping is scheduled in order to notify the community when the service will occur.

Douglas County would appreciate the cooperation of homeowners/residents to keep their vehicles off the street until their street is swept.  This will help greatly in our efforts to remove the sand that has built up over the winter.

Travel Planning Made Easier for Highlands Ranch Drivers

County collaborates with CDOT to embed intersection images on COTRIP.ORG site

If you’re one of the thousands of drivers who frequently use major roads within Highlands Ranch and northern Douglas County you now have a new way to evaluate traffic conditions before you travel.

Through a collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), 33 County intersections have been added to the department’s website. Visit CDOT’s link www.cotrip.org/device.htm, zoom in, and select one of the County’s 33 regularly-updated still cameras in Highlands Ranch and northern Douglas County, as well as 29 CDOT locations along the I-25 and C-470 corridors within Douglas County.  Additional locations will likely be added in the near future.

The camera snapshots are updated every 15 minutes, allowing drivers who travel the County’s most frequently-used roadways the ability to scan conditions 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.


Highlands Ranch Roadway Cone Zone / Lane Closure / Sidewalk Repair Schedule

Cone Zone Map 

Highlands Ranch Contracted Roadway Projects

Note:  This map shows the major arterials in Highlands Ranch where road repair or maintenance will occur in 2016.  For further detailed information on specific projects, please click on the links listed above or below or visit www.cotrip.org 

Summitview / Wildcat Improvement Project

The Summitview / Wildcat project is designed to reduce congestion and improve capacity of the intersection, especially during the peak times when traffic to and from Mountain Ridge Middle School and Mountain Vista High School exceed capacity.  The project will widen Summitview north of Wildcat Reserve Parkway for an additional lane of traffic from the north, providing a southbound right turn lane, through lane, and left turn lane, with one northbound lane.   This will allow removal of the split phasing of the traffic signal and significantly improve signal timing and capacity during the school peak hours.  Work will also be done on the south side of Wildcat to improve the alignment of the through northbound lane coming from Mountain Vista High School and Mountain Ridge Middle School.  Utilities and traffic conduit will be relocated and installed, respectively, during the Summer / Fall of 2015.  Roadway widening will begin in the Summer of 2016. For further questions, contact Neil Sarno at NSarno@douglas.co.us

Quebec / Lincoln / University Improvement Project

This is a multi-phase operational and maintenance project that focuses on improvements and approaches to this intersection. The first phase of this Project focused on rebuilding the existing concrete pavement. Approximately 10,000 square yards of existing concrete pavement were replaced. The first phase of construction was completed in Spring 2013. The second phase of the Project will focus on adding a northbound right-turn lane from Quebec Street to Lincoln Avenue and fix vertical grade issue that exist on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Final design and ROW have been completed and utility relocation are ongoing.   Improvements are anticipated to start in June and be completed in the Fall of 2016.   Other future phases of the Project will focus on widening of other legs of the intersection in order to provide for additional capacity improvements. The current temporary barrier located at Dutch Creek Street and Quebec will remain there until the Phase 2 project is completed and the traffic has stabilized at the Lincoln Avenue / Quebec intersection (no sooner than Fall 2016).

For further information about construction and utility relocation schedule, please contact Dennis Lobberding at dlobberd@douglas.co.us.

Asphalt Roadway Overlay Projects

The 2016 Asphalt Roadway Overlay projects will begin in May.  Please view the 2016 Highlands Ranch Contracted Roadway Projects map for further reference.  For further information please contact Keith Burke,Public Works Engineering at kburke@douglas.co.us

Asphalt Roadway Preventative Maintenance Project (Surface Treatment)

The 2016 Surface Treatment projects will begin in July.  Please view the 2016 Highlands Ranch Contracted Roadway Projects Map above for further reference.  For further information please contact Keith Burke, Public Works Engineering at kburke@douglas.co.us

Current Roadway Concrete Projects

The 2016 Concrete Roadway projects will begin in spring.  Concrete panel repairs will begin around in April and anticipated to be substantially completed by the end of July.  Grinding to restore concrete panels will begin in early June and is anticipated to run through the end of September (weather permitting – these times could be extended).  For further information please contact Brian Schultz, Public Works Engineering at bschultz@douglas.co.us

Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Repair

The 2016 Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Repair projects will be occurring throughout Highlands Ranch.  These repair projects are only for locations listed in the map above.  This project replaces substandard adjacent curb and gutter, concrete cross-pans, installs required ADA ramps in advance of planned worked for Asphalt Overlay Roadway Projects and Concrete Pavement Repair Projects.

If you have questions about repairing a curb, gutter or sidewalk that is outside of the area on the map, please contact Public Works Operations via the online form.

For further information please contact Keith Burke, Public Works Engineering at kburke@douglas.co.us