Project Update

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Public Works is currently working on the following projects:

 

Big Dry Creek Bank Stabilization

Big Dry Creek at Belleview, Bank Stabilization

The City of Englewood Public Works, Parks & Recreation and Library Departments have been working with Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) on an upcoming project at Big Dry Creek, located in Belleview Park.  The project will focus on stabilizing the bank slopes and improving the creek flow while maintaining the recreational aspect of the area.  The project is planned to start in early February 2019 and to be completed by April 2019.  The construction area will remain barricaded for the duration of the project.  Trail access will remain open.

Pirates Cove Egress Project

A project to install two new emergency exits (egress) locations will begin late this winter at the Pirates Cove Aquatic Center.  The purpose of this project is to bring the park up to current Fire and Building codes for safety prior to the 2019 opening season.

Work is anticipated to begin mid-February 2019 and to be completed by April 1st 2019.

 

Concrete Utility Program

The contract work for 2018 has been completed.  Staff is currently preparing quantities, specifications, and contract documents for the 2019 season.  For further details, see the Concrete Utility page.


US 285 Signal Improvements

In an effort to make a stretch of US 285 safer, traffic staff is converting the left turns at four intersections to "protected only".   “Protected only” means drivers can only make a left turn during a green left turn arrow.  Drivers will no longer be allowed to make a left turn when they get the normal “green ball”.  Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) performed a safety analysis and determined that making certain left turns “protected only” would significantly reduce the number of severe crashes.  Some signal timing changes will occur that may result in some small additional delays, but the result will be a much safer highway with fewer delays due to crashes.


System-Wide Video Camera Upgrades

Video cameras provide staff with instant feedback on crashes, congestion, and traffic signal malfunctions.  The current City system is antiquated and non-operational.  Over the course of 2019 and 2020, staff will be purchasing new high-resolution digital cameras and placing them at strategic intersection locations.  They will help us to quickly respond to traffic, safety, and maintenance issues.


Road and Intersection Safety Evaluation

Staff will be purchasing a new crash safety evaluation tool which will enable them to determine higher than expected crash numbers and unexpected crash patterns.  The tool will also help to determine and evaluate safety improvements, and possibly obtain State funds to pay for them.  The entire city roadway network will be evaluated in 2019.