The major improvements to County Line Road near the I-25 interchange are open for public use, allowing commuters and mall-goers easier access in and out of the Park Meadows mall area. Two of the …
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The major improvements to County Line Road near the I-25 interchange are open for public use, allowing commuters and mall-goers easier access in and out of the Park Meadows mall area.
Two of the major projects newly opened include access to the additional left-turn lane off County Line into the north end of the Park Meadows mall and the additional on-ramps to southbound I-25.
“One of the reasons people stay away from retail is they want to be able to leave easily,” said Steve Fletcher of the Lone Tree Public Works Department. “One of the big focuses of this project is to help people get out easier.”
The two major areas of improvement are part of the city's Phase Two plans to ease congestion in the area. Though the main projects will be open for public use, construction in the area will continue until late September.
Fletcher said the finishing touches on the construction are still being made, including installation of traffic lights and landscaping. The project began in July, and Fletcher estimates the entire project to be completed by October.
The median near the I-25 southbound exit will be removed as well to add another southbound exit lane. Finally, milling and overlaying of County Line Road from Chester Street to Park Meadows Center Drive will complete Phase Two.
The need for construction came mostly from the need to ease mall traffic, Fletcher said, though the impact will be felt in the entire area.
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