Based on feedback collected from the local community, Denver Water has made the following commitments:
Tractor-trailer traffic through Coal Creek Canyon
Create all sand and gravel on-site, reducing number of tractor trailer haul trucks per day from approximately 95 in peak years to approximately 35 per day (approximately 75 percent reduction from original plan to haul in sand and gravel from Denver [23,000 trucks]).
Coordinating closely with Jefferson and Boulder County School Districts to ensure hauling schedule does not conflict with school buses.
Coordinate with traffic count data to try and avoid the canyon during commuter rush times.
Partner with local law enforcement to provide additional patrols during material hauling.
Limit material hauling (tractor trailer haul trucks) to certain days of the week.
Gross Dam Road Safety
Increased road maintenance during the project.
Developing a traffic control plan including flagging operations during material hauling.
Hwy. 72 & Gross Dam Road Intersection Safety Concerns
Developing traffic safety improvements to intersection.
Developing a traffic control plan to move traffic to and from the site in a safe manner.
Crescent Park Drive
Limit type and amount of traffic on Crescent Park Drive.
Exploring possibility of paying for increased presence of Boulder County and/or Jefferson County Sheriffs during construction.
Exploring installation of a variable message sign at the mouth of the canyon.
Advocating to move the quarry outside of residents viewshed and further beneath the new reservoir surface, hiding the quarry from view during normal operations post construction.
Working with the U.S. Forest Service on wildfire mitigation projects around the reservoir.
Require the contractor to develop and implement a wildfire prevention plan.
We will work to ensure noise associated with this project – whether it be heavy equipment, general construction, quarry blasting, etc., – is generated with as much sensitivity to our neighbors as is possible.
Investigating alternative equipment and measures to reduce construction noise.
Restricting the use of truck engine braking.
Currently undergoing analysis; we will implement light pollution best practices wherever possible.
Recreation maintained on North Shore throughout construction.
Recreation facilities restored at completion of project.