Construction of Crystal Valley Parkway/I-25 Interchange

The interchange project is on the list for a Federal grant from the Department of Transportation.  It is a competitive grant with awards being decided during the summer of 2019. Receiving the grant will make up the funding shortfall before construction can begin.  The original plan had a Federal grant funding component viewed as being required to complete funding.  The Town development team is trying to land an anchor client that will bring in several thousands of jobs to the Town, and who would replace the funding shortfall, if the Federal grant is denied.  Both options are in play.  If the Federal grant is awarded, it will likely lock in the project.  The Interchange will be a Federal regulated project (even if the Feds don’t kick in funding).  Therefore, the Town needs to have full funding (including the Town purchase of the land necessary for the interchange) before actual construction can begin.  The Town began the land purchase process in April 2019, but protest and appeal processes could take another 14 months or more to complete.  Even if the land can be acquired without protest or appeal, the Town and County cannot move money into the funding until spring 2020 with an anticipated construction start in 2021 ending late summer 2023.   There is a plan that reflects the construction in two phases.  The plan currently being worked on will accomplish the build out in one phase.  Council hasn’t been apprised of a single-phase construction plan that may not be available until single phase financing is completed.

The TWO-PHASE PLAN download planning map is available here.  (MinAtt-1_CVP-I25 Two Phase Layout)

The ONE-PHASE PLAN is not completed and will be posted when finished, probably during 2020-21

Survey Results: Crystal Valley Parkway Speed Increase

From April 8 through April 12, 2019 the below email survey of Painters Ridge Residents was conducted per PROA Board direction.

At its March 26, 2019 Board of Directors meeting the Directors of the Painters Ridge Owners Association (PROA) decided to conduct a survey with Painters Ridge residents concerning the proposed increase from 35-mph to 45-mph on Crystal Valley Parkway (CVP).

On February 25, 2019 a committee of PROA residents met with the Town of Castle Rock traffic engineers and expressed the following concerns about the speed increase along the stretch of CVP between the intersections of Lions Paw Street and Mighty Oak Street.

  1. The speed increase will greatly raise the crash danger when vehicles make left hand turns onto CVP from Lions Paw and Mighty Oak Streets, because of the limited sight distance from the pedestrian bridge to the intersections of Lions Paw and Mighty Oak Streets. Stop watch timing of the distance from the crest of Crystal Valley Parkway (just east of the bridge) to the Lions Paw intersection at 45 mph was 7.51 seconds (timing twice).  At speeds over 45 mph the time would be less than 7 seconds. Sun glare, darkness, ice, and weather conditions require more time to navigate left turns out of Painters Ridge and will present further chances of crashes due to sight limitations if speed limit is raised to 45 mph.
  2. Since over 90% of the traffic on CVP now exceeds the present 35-mph limit (per Town survey the average speed is 45-mph), human nature is such that if raised to 45-mph most of the traffic will travel above the 45-mph limit.
  3. School buses now execute left turns onto CVP from Lions Paw Street.
  4.  Many pedestrians cross CVP from Lions Paw Street to hike Quarry Mesa.
  5. Additional traffic will use Lions Paw Street when 35 plus homes are added to a southern extension of Lions Paw Street.

The increase is expected to take place in May 2019.

Please reply to karen@tbmansfield.com prior to April 12th with your answer of “YES” or “NO” to the following question:

Should the Painters Ridge Board of Directors notify the Castle Rock Town Council and Staff that it is opposed to raising the speed limit on CVP along the stretch of CVP between the intersections of Lions Paw Street and Mighty Oak Street?

Based on the survey results:

Total Lots Casting Votes = 25

Lots Voting “YES” = 20

Lots Voting “NO” = 5

The PROA Directors unanimously voted in favor or notifying the Town of Castle Rock Council, Manager, Attorney, and Traffic Staff of the results of the survey, and that the PROA Board of Directors (on behalf of the Members/Residents of the PROA) oppose the speed increase to 45-mph between the Crystal Valley Parkway stretch running from Lions Paw Street to Mighty Oak Street Drive.


2019 CVR Assessment Reminder

Dear Homeowners, 

Please be sure to update your bill pay and any scheduled payments with the 2019 monthly assessment amounts.  Note if you have an ACH set up (if you completed attached form and sent in a voided check) then you don’t need to take further action. The deduction will occur automatically until canceled in writing.  If you desire to use coupons, please email clientcare@amihoa.com to request them and provide your name and address. Please note they are not required for payment processing.  We hope you have a great weekend! 

Thank you! 

Crystal Valley Ranch Master HOA Board of Directors

Download:   http://paintersridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/AUTOMATIC_WITHDRAWAL_AUTHORIZATION_FORM-1.pdf

Closure of Loop Road (10-9-18 to 1-31-19)

Starting October 9th to January 31st, 2019 the West side of Loop Road will be closed from Fox Haven Dr. to Shadow Creek Dr for the hauling of over one-million cubic-yards of dirt across Loop Road. This road closure will allow the use of off-road heavy equipment, which will move the dirt across the road in only a few months. During the closure, please stay behind barriers and fence for your safety and the safety of workers.

page1image3816096Community Access

For residents who access their properties from Shadow Creek Dr, Ditmars Ln, Echo Hollow St, Journey End Ln or Deer Valley Dr; the East Loop Rd access will be available for the duration of the closure.

For residents who access their properties from Fox Haven Dr or Eagle Tail Ln; the West Loop Rd access will be available for the duration of the closure.

In addition to the road closure, sidewalks will be also be closed. We ask that residents keep out of the construction work zone as large equipment will be working in the area alongside other construction activities.

Contact Information

For updated information and for any questions please contact the Crystal Valley Ranch Development Hotline

719-493-3755

Thank you for your understanding during the construction process, The Crystal Valley Development Team