Anyone using Arapahoe Rd. that must cross the Parker Rd. intersection knows what a nightmare this traffic fiasco can be. During the extended “Rush Hours” traffic can back up for miles for those trying to cross Parker Road.
The good news is there is a plan in place to fix the problem! The Arapahoe Road - Parker Road interchange is scheduled for the following improvements.
- Parker Road will pass over Arapahe Road
- Loop Ramp to serve Eastbound Arapahoe Road to Northbound Parker Road
- Two-way “Ring” Road in the southeast quadrant of the interchange
- Already completed North portion of “Ring” Road
- Soundwall along Parker Road
The Soundwall is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2008. The remainder of the “Ring” Road is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2009.
Currently, $29.7 million in funding is earmarked for the interchange project. This will allow for all the design, phased improvements, and right of way acquisition. Unfortunately, the remainder of the construction will only occur when funding is available.
This means the fly-over piece is in need of funds! I will continue to follow this project and update the blog when new details are available.
This project is key for those living on the east side of Parker Road. The increased traffic flow will certainly raise the desirability of the 1000’s of homes in this area. Additionally, this improvement of will certainly have a positive impact on the housing values.
The Parker Road Corridor Project features many other improvements. I will will write about these later this week, so stay tuned! You may want to subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss any updates!