Project DescriptionPhase 1 of this project – Southern Connector – includes the construction of a 2.8 mile minor arterial two-lane roadway between Airport Road and Moore Road, four bridges, drainage facilities, and fencing. There are four bridges on the Project that were designed for elk crossing since the roadway crosses the County’s major wildlife corridor between the Pike National Forest and the Highland Ranch OSCA. There are two, single-span bridges and two, three-span bridges. The Indian Creek Bridge on the east end of the project has a total bridge length of 410 feet. The completed roadway will have two 12-foot lanes with paved shoulders. Click on the diagram below for a larger view of the project area.
On Feb. 11, 2020, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners approved Change Order No. 2 to American Civil Constructors’ (ACC) existing Southern Connector Construction Contract that included the addition of auxiliary turn lanes on existing Airport Road that were not included in the original scope of work. The auxiliary turn lanes will serve existing businesses along Airport Road and the increase of traveling public when the Southern Connector opens in 2020.
Construction began in Feb. 2019 and is anticipated to be complete the summer/fall of 2020. Crews will typically be on-site Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Weekend work may be considered for critical work items.
American Civil Contractors, LLC
Project Hotline – 303-738-5108
[email protected]. All inquiries will be responded to within 24 hours.
Sean P. Owens, P.E., Special Projects Manager