Improvements to Daniels Park Road are scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 23. A portion of the existing stretch of gravel, east of Daniels Park, between Griggs Road and Castle Pines Parkway, will be closed for the remainder of the year. Motorists …
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Improvements to Daniels Park Road are scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 23. A portion of the existing stretch of gravel, east of Daniels Park, between Griggs Road and Castle Pines Parkway, will be closed for the remainder of the year. Motorists will be redirected to Monarch Boulevard.
When the project is complete in spring 2018, Daniels Park Road will be paved in asphalt and have more curves to slow motorists.
“We are designing a road where people will drive the speed limit,” said Sean Owens, county traffic engineer. “It will be used more like a 35 mph road.”
A couple thousand motorists use the stretch of road every day at speeds as high as 50 mph, Owens said. Add slick or wet conditions and the dirt road can be dangerous for drivers.
The project is part of phase two of Douglas and Denver counties' park improvement plan, per a 2008 agreement between the two counties. Denver Mountain Park System owns Daniels Park and Douglas County owns Daniels Park Road. Other improvements in phase two — totaling about $1.6 million — include building nearly a mile of soft-surface trail along the road and adding 36 parking spaces in the park.
Daniels Park Road will reopen as a gravel road with a new alignment this winter. It will close again in April or May of next year, when it will be paved in asphalt.
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