Capital Improvement Project Update - June 2017

Roadway Capital Improvement Projects


Chambers Road Widening

(Work consists of widening Chambers Road between Hess Road and Mainstreet)
The roadway widening project was substantially completed in late-May.  The median landscaping for the portion of the project located in the Town’s incorporated limits has been competitively bid  and awarded by Town Council on May 1, 2017. The median landscaping is anticipated to commence in June and conclude late-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. More information on this project can be found at

Crown Crest Boulevard/Parker Adventist Hospital Traffic Signal

(Work consists of construction of a traffic signal at the Crown Crest Boulevard at Parker Adventist Hospital/Life Time Fitness access intersection.)
The traffic signal was operational in February and the project has been completed.

Cottonwood Drive Widening

(Work consists of widening Cottonwood Drive between Jordan Road and Cottonwood Way intersections)
The funding for the design for this project was appropriated as part of the 2016 budget.  Design work has commenced and it is anticipated that the design will be completed by mid-2017.  Due to budget constraints, the funding for the widening construction will not be available until 2018. Construction is currently anticipated for 2018 pending approval of the 2018 budget in late 2017.

Summerset Lane Extension Project

(Work consists of extending Summerset Lane east of Pine Drive)
The project was competitively bid and awarded by Town Council in March.  Construction has commence and is anticipated to conclude in the fall of 2017.  Initial work will consist of utility installation, storm sewer improvements and grading.  More information on this project can be found at

Jordan Road Widening

(Work consists of widening Jordan Road from Hess Road to Bradbury Parkway)
Due to the funding constraints associated with the Cottonwood Drive widening project construction, the Town has commenced the design of the Jordan Road widening project in 2016. Competitive bidding of the project concluded in May and the contract was awarded by Town Council on May 15, 2017. Construction is anticipated to commence later this year and conclude in the first half of 2018.  Median landscaping is anticipated to be completed in 2018 pending approval of budget by Town Council.  More information on this project can be found at

J. Morgan Boulevard Roadway Reconstruction

(Work consists of reconstructing J. Morgan Boulevard between Cody Avenue and Parker Road)
The 2017 Roadway Reconstruction Project will focus primarily on J. Morgan Boulevard between Parker Road and Cody Avenue. More information on this project can be found at

Motsenbocker Road Widening

(Work consists of widening Motsenbocker Road from the Clarke Farms subdivision to the Todd Drive intersection)
Final design for this widening project is anticipated to commence in the summer of 2017.  Funding for the construction of this project is dependent on adjacent development providing their portion of the project funding per their respective development agreement.  The construction timetable has not been established at this time due to this variable but it is currently anticipated that construction will commence in 2018.

Kings Point Way

(Work consists of construction of Kings Point Way between Cottonwood Drive and proposed Aurora Parkway)
Town staff has engaged a consultant to commence the design of the project.  Kings Point Way is a proposed collector roadway on the east side of Parker Road (State Highway 83) between Cottonwood Way and proposed Aurora Parkway.  Construction is anticipated for 2018.

Annual Maintenance Projects

Townwide Concrete Repair – 2017

(Work consists of miscellaneous sidewalk, concrete pavement and curb & gutter repairs throughout the Town)
Competitive bidding of this project complete and the contract was awarded by Town Council on  April 17, 2017.  A preconstruction conference for the project is scheduled for early-June. Work is currently anticipated to commence this summer and conclude in the fall.

Roadway Reconstruction – 2017

(Work consists of street repairs to various locations in the Town of Parker)
The 2017 reconstruction project will include J. Morgan Boulevard between Parker Road to near Cody Avenue plus a Town parking lot at the Town Hall campus.  The J. Morgan Boulevard reconstruction will remove the 30+ year old concrete pavement and replace it with an asphalt/aggregate base course pavement section.  Construction on the project commenced on J. Morgan Boulevard in April with the north half of the pavement section being removed and replaced.  Work on J. Morgan will continue through the summer following the traffic swap that occurred in mid-May to allow for reconstruction of the south half of the roadway.  The J. Morgan work is anticipated to be completed in July. Reconstruction of the old Town Hall parking lot is anticipated to commence in June and conclude in July.

Roadway Resurfacing – 2017

(Work consists of thin overlays, chip seal and slurry seal (pavement preservation) work in various locations in the Town of Parker)
The asphalt pavement overlay portion of this program was awarded by Town Council in January.  The slurry/chip seal portion of the project was competitively bid in February and the contract was awarded by Town Council in April.  Construction on the overlay portion of the project has commenced in March and work on the slurry/chip seal project commenced in late-April.  Both projects are anticipated to conclude later this summer.

Storm Water Capital Improvement Projects

Parker Square Drive Drainage Improvements

(Work consists of removing and replacing existing storm sewer lines that have been damaged and filled with cobble)
The project is substantially complete and the contractor is working on final closeout items.

Facility Capital Improvement Projects


Parker Schoolhouse Annex Renovation Project

(Project consists of remodeling the existing non-historic annex interior space including a concession, box office, and office addition; restroom upgrades; fire alarm upgrades and misc. interior upgrades)
The project is currently in the bidding phase with bids due July 5, 2017.  Construction start is tentatively scheduled for mid-July 2017 with completion scheduled for winter 2017/2018.

Parker Fieldhouse Renovation Project

(Project consists of converting the existing indoor playground area to classrooms and adding office space)
The project is currently in the contracting phase with contract award by Town Council scheduled for July 3, 2017.  Construction start is tentatively scheduled for early July with completion scheduled for fall 2017.

Parker Schoolhouse Historical Restoration Project

(Project consists of restoration of the 100-year old historical portion of the Schoolhouse building)
The Phase 2 restoration work consisting of the basement restoration was substantially completed in late-November and Town staff has closed out this contract.  Phase 3 was awarded by Town Council in January and construction has commence. Phase 3 work consists of the exterior and upstairs restoration work is anticipated to conclude in fall of 2017.  Partial funding for the historical restoration work is from the Colorado State Historical Fund via a grant that was approved by Town Council.

Parker Schoolhouse Plaza Renovation Project

(Project consists of renovating the parking lot area between the Schoolhouse and Ruth Chapel into an interactive plaza and reconfiguring and reconstructing the south parking lot)
The project is currently in the consultant selection phase and efforts are underway to select and procure a landscape architect to begin design efforts.

Recreation Improvements

East-West Trail - Phase II

(Project consists of constructing a multi-use recreational concrete trail between Newlin Gulch Boulevard and Chambers Road within and adjacent to the PSCo/Xcel powerline corridor.)
Construction on the project was substantially completed in March and staff is working to close out this project.

East-West Trail – Phase III

(Project consists of constructing a multi-use recreational concrete trail between Motsenbocker Road to the Cherry Creek Trail within and adjacent to the PSCo/Xcel powerline corridor.)
Design on the project has concluded and discussions with PSCo/Xcel related to a required license agreement to allow for construction of the trail are underway.  The Town is anticipating to competitively bid the construction in June to allow for construction to conclude by the end of the fall of 2017.

Discovery Park (formerly "The Plaza on Main")

(Project includes the design and construction of a public park and plaza located at the NE corner of E. Mainstreet and PACE Center Drive)
The project is substantial complete and is currently occupied.  

Dog/Disc Golf Park

(Project consists of constructing a combination dog park and disk golf park on Pine Lane west of Cherry Creek).
Construction on the project is underway and will continue through mid-June.  The project is scheduled to be complete and opened to the public in June of 2017 with a dedication currently anticipated for June 14, 2017.

Sulphur Gulch Trail Crossing Realignment

(Project consists of relocating the Sulphur Gulch trail crossing of Pikes Peak Drive to the south).
This concrete protion of the project has been awarded by Town Council and work on the project commenced in May.  Concrete work on the project will continue to late-July.  Landscaping to follow completion of the concrete work.

Salisbury Park Connection Trail

(Project consists of a concrete trail to connect the Salisbury Park ball field area with the Cherry Creek trail).
The design for this project is complete.  The Town is currently waiting on approval for the design from the US Fish & Wildlife Service due to impacts to the Preble’s jumping mouse habitat.

Harvie Open Space Re-development 

(Project consists of redeveloping the 70+ acers north of Canteberry Parkway and E. Mainsteet into a passive open space use area)
The project is in the early entitlement and site cleanup phase.  The cleanup work is scheduled to begin mid-June and be complete by early July.  Early entitlements are underway including zoning, minor development plat and annexation.  The Town is in the process of selecting a landscape architect for the project.  

For further information on any of these listed projects, please contact the Department of Engineering at 303.840.9546.