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Douglas County road extension project aims to alleviate traffic near Waterton Canyon

Second phase of Waterton Road Extension project underway
Douglas County road extension project aims to alleviate traffic
Posted at 2:04 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 17:04:32-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — From March 1 through May 29, Moore Road between Waterton Road and Denver RV will be closed as part of a larger construction project. When completed, it will connect Airport Road to Waterton Road, providing an east to west corridor and an alternative to Titan Road.

Sterling Ranch is located 20 miles south of Denver, and people living in the community are excited about the new connection.

“That's one of the reasons we moved out here was to not have the traffic," said Lee Growthe, who has lived in Sterling Ranch for three years. "If there was another road available, if that would alleviate some of that, it would be a wonderful thing.”

Waterton Road Extension
The map shows both phases of the Waterton Road Extension.

Right now, those living in Sterling Ranch said essentially, the only way they can access Highway 85 is via Titan Road. The Waterton Road Extension will give them a new route to the highway.

“Anything that makes it handier, faster, easier, better, I want to use it. That's what everybody else would do," said Growthe. "Next 10 years, this is going to be a metropolis out here."

Phase two is expected to cost $16,130,082, and will be funded by the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board and the Sterling Ranch Development Company. Douglas County will be responsible for managing the construction of the project.

The second phase is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022.