Starting Monday, July 17, 2023, contractors will be installing landscaping on the medians and roundabouts on Highway 9 in Frisco south of Main Street. The first portion of the project will take place from Recreation Way to the County Commons/Waterdance roundabout. Drivers should expect left lane closures on both sides of the median and roundabout from 7:00am Monday to 12:00pm Friday, keeping all lanes open on weekends during peak travel times.
Variable message signs (VMS) will be displayed throughout the project alerting drivers of traffic impacts. Drivers should plan a little extra time in their commute. This project is expected to be completed by the end of October 2023.
Why is the Town of Frisco doing a Medians and Roundabouts Construction Project on Highway 9?
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) completed the Highway 9 “Gap” Project in 2021, and it is the Town of Frisco’s responsibility to improve and complete the landscaping in the medians and roundabouts for this project. Over the past year, Town staff worked with Norris Design, CDOT, and Turnkey Consultants (a traffic engineer) to create a welcoming median and roundabout design, while ensuring sustainability and driver safety. The design uses a mix of decorative concrete, a welcome sign, and landscaping using plants that require minimal watering and maintenance. The Town budgeted $2,277,293 for this project, which is expected to be completed by late October 2023.
Any questions related to the Highway 9 median and roundabout landscaping project may be directed to Town of Frisco Public Works Director, Jeff Goble, at JeffG@TownofFrisco.com.