Public Outreach

Public Outreach

Throughout the US 85 Corridor Improvements, Douglas County and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) encouraged stakeholders to share their feedback on project goals, options, and impacts of possible improvement along the corridor.

Stakeholders provided input through our in-person and online public meetings, corridor stakeholder group meetings, or contact us section of this website.

For reports on the study process and findings, please visit the PEL Study page.

July 2017

The Highlands Ranch Herald covered a July 19, 2017 presentation of the project to the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce. Read the story here.

March 2016

On March 9th and 10th, the project team hosted three information sessions for business and property owners along US 85 who may be impacted by the improvements proposed between Highlands Ranch Parkway and C-470. The project team shared what had been approved in the 2002 EIS/ROD and the resulting changes in capacity and access along the corridor (see Property Access document below). The team also described the continuous flow intersection (CFI) option being considered as a refinement for the southbound left turns at Highlands Ranch Parkway and Town Center Drive intersections. Participants discussed needed capacity and safety improvements as well as concern about certain out-of-direction movements and increased traffic on Dumont, Brandon, Midway, and Carder (see Turning Movements document below). Participants expressed appreciation for the opportunity to discuss project details and were supportive of the CFI refinement and the increased capacity it provided.

Turning Movements

Corridor Neighbors Presentation

Current and Proposed Intersections and Property Access

Previous updates

November 2015

In November 2015, the Douglas County and CDOT held online and traditional open houses to inform and solicit input from members of the public. The project team discussed construction and study updates throughout the corridor.

October 2015

In October 2015, the project team met with corridor stakeholders to identify additional issues that could be addressed by these planning efforts. They reviewed a draft set of existing conditions, needs, and objectives which the project team incorporated into materials to provide at the initial public open house.

July 2015

In July 2015, letters were mailed to several property owners along the corridor advising them that the consultants hired by Douglas County will be conducting land and environmental surveys of the study area. The letters included a request for “Permission to Enter” certain properties to complete these surveys. The letters and forms that were mailed are available here for your reference below.

Project Email Updates