Capital Improvement Project Update - August 2017
Roadway Capital Improvement Projects
Chambers Road Widening
(Work consists of widening Chambers Road between Hess Road and Mainstreet)
The roadway widening project has been completed. The median landscaping has commenced and is anticipated to conclude in August. Funding for this roadway widening project was a joint effort with Town of Parker, 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 www.ParkerOnline.org/ChambersWideningProject.
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)
Construction has commence and is anticipated to conclude in September. The utility and underground portion of the project has been substantially completed. Remaining work include, concrete flatwork, asphalt paving and grading is underway. More information on this project can be found at www.ParkerOnline.org/SummersetLaneExtension.
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 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. Roadway widening construction on the project commenced in late-June and is anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2018. Median landscaping is anticipated to be completed in 2018. Initial work on the retaining walls on the project are underway. More information on this project can be found at www.ParkerOnline.org/JordanRoadWidening.
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. Please see the "Annual Maintenance Project" section below for the update information. More information on this project can be found at www.ParkerOnline.org/JMorganReconstruction.
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 August 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 may 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 complete 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 pending approval of the 2018 budget by Town Council.
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 in August 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 included 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 removed 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 and the work was substantially completed in June. Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the old Town Hall parking lot pavement is complete. Landscaping restoration due to the parking lot work is anticipated to be underway in August.
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 in August.
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 construction phase 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 construction phase 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 is underway. 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 design phase with construction scheduled to begin in spring/summer 2018.
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 PSCo/Xcel has approved the required license agreement to allow for construction of the trail. Competitive bidding on the project is complete and Town Council reviewed/awarded on July 17th. Construction of this phase of the East-West Trail is anticipated to commence in September and be completed by November 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).
Dedication of the park occurred on June 14th. Minor work remained after the dedication and was substantially completed in July. Town staff is currently working to close out the project.
Sulphur Gulch Trail Crossing Realignment
(Project consists of relocating the Sulphur Gulch trail crossing of Pikes Peak Drive to the south).
This concrete portion of the project substantially completed in July. Landscaping and irrigation on the project to follow the completion of the concrete work this fall.
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. Competitive bidding of the project to follow the approval with construction currently anticipated for the spring of 2018.
Harvie Open Space Re-development
The project is currently in the design phase with construction scheduled to begin in spring/summer 2018.
For further information on any of these listed projects, please contact the Department of Engineering at 303.840.9546.
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 and the J Morgan Boulevard reconstruction was substantially completed in June. Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the old Town Hall parking lot pavement is underway and will be completed in the first half of 2017. Landscaping restoration due to the parking lot work is anticipated to be underway in the second half of July.