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The short answer is that rear wheels of trailers and larger trucks will bump up slightly on the center circle. It was built to accommodate that.
The Town’s Public Works Department worked closely with the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department on the roundabout’s design, which had to work for both a tight space and large trucks. Because rear wheels of trailers and larger trucks will need to bump up onto the center slightly, the center circle was designed as a slight dome. With that design, the center circle can be traversed by larger vehicles, but also be seen by the traveling public.
If you still can’t quite picture it, we understand. We’ll be posting a video when the roundabout it completed. Watch the Town’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/CRgov.
When driving the roundabout, please remember to yield to traffic already in the circle. As always, please yield to public safety vehicles.
As Castle Rock thrives, amenities are being improved. The Town is currently working in partnership with the Downtown Alliance to reimagine Festival Park.
As part of the park improvements, Second Street between Wilcox and Perry Streets will permanently close and become part of the park. Related traffic studies indicate this street closure will increase the volume of cars using Third and Perry Streets. The new roundabout will help keep traffic moving smoothly.
A mini version is being used to maintain visibility for drivers. As a bonus, the mini roundabout will mean more parking spaces Downtown.
Access to local businesses is a priority for the Town of Castle Rock. During construction, the Town plans to maintain access for both cars and pedestrians through the intersection. It’s always possible that – for safety’s sake – a temporary or partial closure will be necessary. The Town will keep residents and business owners updated at CRgov.com/PerryRoundabout.
The Town will work closely with all who plan to host special events Downtown this summer to ensure safety and access for all participants. Specifically, during the annual Douglas County Fair Parade and other related events, such as Western Heritage Welcome and Boots and Brews, the Town will secure the construction site and pause construction activities. Pedestrians in the area are still asked to use caution around construction areas.
Find updates on this web page, or get them straight to your email by signing up for updates at CRgov.com/notifyme.