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Your Town Council representatives meet twice a month, and during those meetings, Councilmembers make decisions that impact you, our residents and business owners. This email will help you stay connected with those decisions. 

Generally, Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St. These meetings are open to the public. 

What's ahead for April 3?

You can view the full agenda online for the Tuesday, April 3, meeting. Please note several agenda items regarding the request for a cell tower at Quarry Mesa will be continued to a later date. While there are several other items on the agenda, here’s a brief snapshot of a few things Council is scheduled to discuss. 

Update: CDOT’s I-25 GAP project 
Commuters may see CDOT start construction this year on projects to help improve the 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument known as “the gap.” Final start dates, however, are pending funding and federal Environmental Assessment approvals.

According to CDOT, high speeds and climbing grades along that stretch contribute to severe crashes and long highway closures or delays. CDOT last year initiated a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to identify immediate and longer-term solutions for the gap. Now, CDOT is ready to move forward with some of those proposed solutions. Council on Tuesday will hear an update from CDOT.  

Learn more about the I-25 PEL on CDOT’s website.

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Plum Creek Parkway widening and related roundabout
As the Town of Castle Rock prepares for the future, planning safe and smooth access for the traveling public is a priority. 

For drivers on the south side of Castle Rock, the Town is planning a two-phase project to widen Plum Creek Parkway between Gilbert Street on the west and Ridge Road on the east. In addition, the intersection of Plum Creek Parkway and Gilbert Street will be converted from the temporary signal it is now to a multi-lane roundabout. These improvements are expected to improve access to Plum Creek Parkway’s interchange with I- 25 and increase bicycle access with new bike lanes.

To begin these improvements, Council on Tuesday will consider a design contract with engineering firm Kimley Horn & Associates. 

If the contract is approved, design of both the widening and the roundabout will occur this year. Open houses to gather community feedback will be scheduled as design progresses. Construction on the roundabout and phase one of the widening ­ – between Gilbert Street and Eaton Circle –  would occur in 2019 as part of the Town’s annual Pavement Maintenance Program. The second phase of construction is tentatively set for 2022, depending on available funding.

Design for this project is budgeted at $480,515 and is funded by the Town’s Transportation Capital Fund, which includes growth-related revenues from impact fees and building use tax.

These improvements were defined in the Town’s Transportation Master Plan and 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

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Join the Mayor’s call to conserve
Castle Rock is a community that understands conservation. For years, residents have made great strides in encouraging the entire community to cut back. While the Town has embraced the call to conserve by saving more than 20 percent over the last ten years, Mayor Jennifer Green and Castle Rock Water want to take water efficiency to the next level by proclaiming April as Water Efficiency Awareness month and asking residents to take the water conservation pledge.

Town Council will receive the proclamation at Tuesday’s meeting. Then, residents will be asked to take a pledge to conserve water and help the environment. This fun, free pledge, which also offers prizes, will be conducted in partnership with the Wyland Foundation, as well as the National League of Cities, EPA Office of Water and the U.S. Forest Service.

Residents can take the pledge April 1-30 at CRconserve.com/WaterPledge.

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