Phase 2 of the project was approved by the Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with Sterling Ranch Development Company on Aug. 25, 2020. The need for the extension of Waterton Road to give those in Roxborough Village, Chatfield Farms, Roxborough Downs, River Canyon and Sterling Ranch an alternative to Titan Road as they travel to and from US Highway 85 is identified in the County’s 2040 Transportation Master Plan. Phase 2 is identified on the map in “red”.
The Waterton Phase-2 Extension project is currently in design, with construction estimated to begin in the spring of 2021.
Phase 1 of the project has been completed, and the new roadway was open to the public on August 7, 2020. Phase 1 included 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. Phase 1 is identified on the map in “blue”.
Sean P. Owens, P.E., Special Projects Manager