Asphalt pavement for the new northbound lanes was completed in 2016 and a traffic switch has been implemented to the new lanes. The milling and repaving of the existing lanes (new southbound direction) was completed in April 2017. The roadway widening project is anticipated to be substantially completed in late May. The median landscaping for the portion of the project located in the Town’s incorporated limits was competitively bid and awarded by Town Council on May 1, 2017. Median landscaping is planned to be performed in the summer of 2017. Funding for this roadway widening project is a joint effort with Douglas County and the Douglas County School District. Funding for the median landscaping project is by the Town of Parker.
The highly-anticipated widening of Chambers Road from two lanes to four lanes is underway. This important project, which is necessary to support increased traffic capacity, is being jointly funded by the Town of Parker, Douglas County and the Douglas County School District.
“This project is an important piece of our roadway network plan,” said Mayor Mike Waid. “We’re pleased to be able to work in partnership with Douglas County and the Douglas County School District to widen Chambers Road to support future growth in this area.”
The current two-lane section of Chambers Road between Hess Road and Mainstreet, which opened in 2009, will be widened to a four-lane arterial roadway. Also included in this project is a new roadway bridge over Newlin Gulch, a pedestrian bridge over Chambers Road near Gold Rush Elementary School, upgrades to the existing traffic signals within the project limits and the installation of a new traffic signal at the Heirloom Parkway intersection. Construction is anticipated to be completed in late fall 2016, with median landscaping to follow in 2017 (pending funding allocation).
Normal construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays (if necessary). No construction will take place on Sundays. During the project, two-way traffic will be maintained, with temporary closures of a short duration taking place for specific tasks, such as the installation of the pedestrian bridge.