The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is responsible for the design and construction of the County's transportation infrastructure
and the maintenance and rehabilitation of the existing infrastructure.
CIP construction activities include new roadway construction, road widening, intersection improvements, sidewalk installation
and repair, bridge construction and rehabilitation, traffic design and construction and may also include stormwater drainage
infrastructure built in conjunction with a roadway or bridge. In 2008, the CIP engineers managed over $20 million in professional
service contracts and construction projects.
Goals established for CIP activities include the following:
- Ensuring that the improvement, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of infrastructure provides the public with an
acceptable and enhanced transportation network that takes into consideration access and mobility for citizens and the economic
viability of business and industry.
- Effective coordination with adjacent public jurisdictions, special districts and private entities on optimization of services
and joint funding opportunities for construction projects.
- Investigation of new and innovative ways to maintain, improve and fund transportation infrastructure needs.
- Maximization and effective management of federal and state grant monies for bridge and roadway construction and rehabilitation
- Compatibility of traffic concerns and hydraulic/hydrology issues of a completed construction project with existing infrastructure
and general compliance with County criteria.
- Standards development for the Metropolitan Government Pavement Engineer's Council. The section is active in the lobbying efforts
for federal earmark funds.
Key components of all CIP projects include preparing preliminary engineering and cost estimates, performing in-house design/engineering/construction
project management, managing the consultant engineering components of various projects (design review of consultant plans,
resultant contract negotiations and on-going budget reports), managing the construction of all authorized capital projects
and acquiring necessary right-of-way for CIP projects. In addition, the section contracts its services to various metropolitan
districts for capital project management and inspection, as well as other County departments (Open Space).
Examples of recent CIP projects include:
- Arapahoe Road/Parker Road Interchange
- Arapahoe - I-25 Interchange Reconstruction
- Parker Road Corridor Study (Hampden - E470)
- Broncos Parkway Widening (Potomac - Easter)
- Intersection Signal Warrant Study
- Wabash Bridge over Cherry Creek
- Airline Road Extension (Bradbury-Exmoor)
- C-470 Corridor Study
- Piney Creek Trail
- Various Traffic Signals
- Dry Creek Pedestrian Bridge
- Broncos Parkway Widening (Jordan-Potomac)
- Broncos Parkway Widening (Peoria-Potomac)
- Quincy Road Bridge Rehabilitation
- Arapahoe-Parker Interchange, Phase III
- Annual roadway, concrete and bridge maintenance programs
- Smoky Hill Road Widening (E-470 - Versailles)
- Florida Avenue Sidewalk (Uinta - Highline Canal)
- Picadilly Street Sidewalk (Eaglecrest High School)