Plum Creek Parkway Widening

Project update

  1. Upcoming Traffic Impacts


    • Motorists traveling through the intersection of Plum Creek Parkway and South Gilbert St. should expect moderate delays at peak traffic times (7-9a.m;3-6p.m.) every day for the next two weeks.
    • Motorists traveling eastbound on Plum Creek Parkway should expect minor traffic delays resulting from trucks entering the roadway during work hours (7a.m.– 5p.m.) throughout the next two weeks.
    • Please note, left or right turns onto Baldwin Park Road from Valley Drive are not allowed.
    • Pedestrians wishing to travel through the intersection of Plum Creek Parkway and South Gilbert Street must utilize the pedestrian detour.

    Construction Progress


    • Storm drainage infrastructure was constructed underneath South Gilbert Street during the temporary closure.
    • Utility relocation completed underneath South Gilbert Street during the temporary closure.
    • Over 400’ of Curb and Gutter was constructed for the new Plum Creek Parkway eastbound lanes.
    • Over 300’ of Sidewalk was constructed on the south side of Plum Creek Parkway.
    • Portions of the storm drainage infrastructure was completed underneath the new Plum Creek Parkway eastbound lanes.
    • Portions of the new eastbound Plum Creek Parkway lanes were prepared for asphalt.

    Two-week look ahead


    • Crews will remove the overhead power lines at the intersection of South Gilbert Street and Plum Creek Parkway.
    • Excavation for the new eastbound Plum Creek Parkway lanes will continue to the East
    • Crews will continue to prepare the new eastbound Plum Creek Parkway lanes for asphalt.
    • Storm drainage installations will continue at the intersection of Plum Creek Parkway and South Gilbert Street.

    Water quality pond on northwest corner of intersection

    The improved roadway down the Plum Creek Parkway corridor will also increase the volume of stormwater runoff during rain events. In many cases, roadways work to help convey water into the stormwater system. In order to help with the water quality draining into Sellers Gulch, a pond has been added to the northwest corner of the intersection of Plum Creek Parkway and South Gilbert Street.

From Founders Village to Downtown, Plum Creek Parkway is a key roadway that connects motorists to neighborhoods around Town. As part of its Transportation Master Plan, the Town is investing in the widening of Plum Creek Parkway, east of Gilbert Street. 

Project overview

In fall 2019, underground utility work began along Plum Creek Parkway in preparation for improvements to the roadway. This spring, the project moves into roadway construction to widen the parkway between Gilbert and Eaton streets and add two roundabouts.

This project will improve traffic flow for Plum Creek Parkway, but in the meantime, motorists are advised to take alternate routes. During construction of the roundabout at the intersection of Plum Creek Parkway and Gilbert Street, traffic flow will be reduced to one lane in each direction, creating delays. The Town will maintain access into neighborhood streets throughout construction of the roundabout at Eaton. Work will begin on the roundabout at Eaton in April, with the south portion taking place first.

Additional improvements with this project include a guardrail along parts of westbound Plum Creek Parkway, a new sidewalk, bicycle lanes and flashing crosswalk beacons to improve pedestrian and driver safety. 

Timeline 

Phase 1A of the project began in November 2019 and will be complete in summer 2020. Phase 1B of the project began in April 2020 and will be complete by the end of the year. 

Funding

Phase 1B of the project will cost about $6.8 million and is being primarily funded by the Transportation Capital Fund, which receives revenue from development impact fees. The replacement of the existing pavement, which is just under $1 million, will be funded mostly by sales tax revenue from the Transportation Fund. 

Transportation Planning

These improvements were defined in the Town’s Transportation Master Plan. Reducing congestion in the area has been a priority for Town Council. Learn more about that plan and read the document at CRgov.com/TMP.

Plum Creek Parkway Improvements