Upcoming Work Within The Next 2 Weeks – September 26 – October 7:
The new 24” transmission main has passed all tests and inspections to verify that it has been disinfected and does not contain leaks prior to being put into service. Due to inclement weather, the connection for the new transmission main to the existing 24” transmission main was delayed by a week. The work to complete the connection will take approximately two days and the new transmission main is planned to be put into service by the end of the day on Tuesday September 27th. Residents are not expected to experience impacts to their water service during the work to complete the connection.
The contractor expects to be working this Saturday September 24th in preparation for additional paving the week of September 26th. Work occurring tomorrow will be limited to minimize impact to the surrounding community and will occur in construction areas already closed to the public.
The eastern northbound lane of Rampart Range Road is in the process of being repaved. Due to the weather, paving did not progress as much as planned. Paving of Rampart Range Road will continue through the week of September 26th. Traffic control will remain in place until the road is repaved. Note that the paving subcontractor must park trailers and equipment along side streets to accomplish the repaving of the northbound lane; Douglas County is aware that equipment and trailers will be parked on side streets to keep this work progressing. Lane closures are shown in the “Map of Construction” at the link above. Please follow all traffic signs and signals to help maintain safe travel through the community.
After the new 24” transmission main is put in service and Rampart Range Road is repaved, the subsequent phases of this project will begin to install the laterals connecting the new transmission main to the existing distribution system to the west. The work to install and connect the lateral lines will begin in early October and will take about a month to complete. During that time, traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes on Rampart Range Road so the lateral connections can be installed through the southbound lanes. The traffic control configuration is currently being coordinated with Douglas County, and additional updates will be provided as we get closer to implementing the traffic control for construction of the laterals.
Douglas County Schools are currently in session which increases both pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Rampart Range Road as well as the connecting streets in the mornings and afternoons. Use extra caution as you travel through the work zone during these times, follow all traffic signs, and be mindful of your surroundings so we can keep our roadways safe for parents, students, and staff to access the schools. Please be vigilant as you travel through the work zone to ensure the safety of our community and construction personnel. The construction of the new 24” transmission main is necessary to meet the community’s water needs and improve fire suppression capabilities to help keep our community safe. We want everyone in our community to know that we are working diligently to complete construction, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to complete this construction as safely, quickly, and efficiently as possible.
Landscape and Snow Removal Maps and Requests for Proposals
Below please find the Requests for Proposals for Landscape maintenance as well as snow removal. The respective maps are also provided.
The Community Park and Airplane Park playgrounds are closed until further notice. Upon inspection, it was determined that Community Park and Airplane Park playgrounds are no longer safe for use. The District is actively working to provide a solution for repair or replacement. Please reach out with any questions.
Rampart Range Road Transmission Main Replacement Project
Upcoming Work Within The Next 2 Weeks:
The construction staging area is currently operational on the east of Rampart Range Road across from Verandah Court. Materials will begin to be delivered to the staging area starting Monday, June 20th. Crews will be actively working to minimize impacts to area residents from operations at the staging area and mitigate any dust generation. The eastern walking path is currently closed through the staging area while the western walking path will remain open to the community throughout construction. There will be construction traffic crossing the western walking path. Please use caution while utilizing the walking paths in the area.
Transmission Main Replacement in Rampart Range Road is anticipated to begin at the intersection of Rampart Range Road and the southern end of Village Circle East, then proceed to the north. Traffic control will begin starting Monday, June 20th to implement lane closures on Rampart Range Road in order to accommodate construction of the transmission main. The traffic control will shift northbound traffic to the existing eastern southbound lane between the southern entrance to Village Circle East and Rampart Court. Southbound traffic will be restricted to the western southbound lane starting north of Rampart Court and ending after the southern entrance to Village Circle East. This will allow northbound and southbound traffic to each have a dedicated lane through the work zone so traffic can move continuously in both directions. Lane closures are shown in the “Map of Construction Area” at the link above. Entrance and Exit from Rampart Range Road to intersecting streets will remain open through the traffic control area.
Rampart Range Road is planned to be milled in the location of the new water transmission main starting on June 22nd. Excavation for water pipe installation is planned to start on June 23rd with pipe installation starting June 27th.
Please be vigilant as you travel through the work zone to ensure the safety of our community and construction personnel. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to complete this construction as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Roxborough Water and Sanitation District will provide updates on a weekly basis for the duration of the project at https://www.roxwater.org/rampart-range-road-transmission-main-replacement. A map of the construction is available at https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/74a5ce11d16d4694808bc71b594d11ba.
Wildfire Mitigation Strategies
Calvin Brown, RVMD Board Member & 19-Year Veteran of the Fire Service
Letter from RVMD Board Member, Calvin Brown
"The recent fires in Boulder County and the one involving our neighbors back in December, remind us how quickly tragedy can strike. I encourage everyone to review the community wildfire plan as well as sign up for the code red notification system. Having a plan in place can allow for a faster and safer evacuation in case of an emergency. Below are links to West Metro Fire, Douglas County Sheriff, and FEMA. This information is vital, not only during a urban interface fire, but other disasters as well.
Stay safe and healthy."
May 3, 2022 Election - Updated
On May 3, 2022 Roxborough Village Metropolitan District held a regular special district election to elect three (3) Directors to each serve a three (3) year term on the RVMD Board of Directors. The unofficial results from the election deem Mr. Mathew Hart, Mr. Travis C. Jensen and Mr. Mark Rubic as the three incoming Board members. Please note that these results are considered unofficial until the final canvass and certification have been completed.
Recreation Center Effort Concludes
The Roxborough Village Metropolitan District Community Master Plan is Complete!
At the August 17, 2021 Board meeting, the Roxborough Village Metropolitan District Board of Directors voted unanimously to not place the recreation center question on the November ballot. The community was vocal about its opposition and the cost of the proposed facility was ultimately greater than anticipated. The Board's decision was based on more than 18 months of financial and design analysis as well as positive and negative feedback from hundreds of residents.
Herbicide application on Thursday, Sept. 29, weather permitting
The post-emergent herbicides Transline (Signal Word: Caution), Imazapic (Signal Word: Caution), QuinStar (Signal Word: Caution) and Weedar (Signal Word: Caution) will be used to control broadleaf weeds around trees and near fence lines. For areas dominated by Kochia, a combination of a low rate of Vanquish (Signal Word: Caution), and regular rates of Weedar (Signal Word: Danger), Imazapic(Signal Word: Caution), and Vista (Signal Word: Warning) will be used. A combination of Method (Signal Word: Caution), Milestone (Signal Word: Caution), and Weedar (Signal Word: Danger) may be used in open areas that have limited woody plants. The focus will be on some areas in Roxborough and Chatfield Farms along streams and around some of the ponds. Some riparian areas in Roxb. may also be sprayed with Milestone (Signal Word: Caution) and Weedar (Signal Word: Danger) and possibly Imazapic (Signal word: Caution). Weeds we have been seeing include Redstem Filaree, Poison Hemlock, Dandelions, Canada Thistle, Musk Thistle, Scotch Thistle, Dalmatian Toadflax, Alfalfa, Canada Thistle, Common Mallow, Kochia, and a few others
Herbicides will be marked with a blue dye. Yellow "Pesticide Warning" flags will be posted at major entrances into the open space, along trails, and at key locations to let adjacent property owners and others know about the herbicide applications. Flags have the date sprayed, the herbicides sprayed, and the signal word posted on the back of the flag. Please stay out of sprayed areas until dry - usually about 15 -30 minutes.