Giddy up! Here’s the road info you’ll need for a weekend of Western traditions


The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo is a cornerstone of late summer in Castle Rock. The Town will be buzzing with activity as this 99-year tradition kicks off the weekend of July 28.

For the safety of event participants, there will be various road closures for each event:

Western Heritage Welcome: The Town’s Western heritage is alive and well. Western Heritage Welcome kicks off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Watch as cowhands drive a herd of longhorn steer and cattle through Downtown. Starting at Rock Park, the herd will continue along Perry Street, before completing its journey at the dirt lot just south of Briccy’s Coffee, where a Chuck Wagon Cook off will begin shortly after the drive.

Details: 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 28, Downtown

Road closures: Front Street from Canyon Drive to Fifth Street; Perry Street from Fifth Street to Plum Creek Parkway; Seventh Street between Wilcox and Front Streets and Sixth Street from Wilcox to Front. Road closures run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Douglas County Fair Parade: Celebrate the charm of an old-fashioned Fair Parade in Downtown Castle Rock, brought to you by the Castle Rock Chamber in partnership with the Town of Castle Rock. Parade starts on the south end of Town.

Details: 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 29, Downtown

Road closures: Westbound Plum Creek Parkway between Gilbert and Wilcox streets (eastbound side re-arranged for one lane in each direction); Wilcox Street from Plum Creek Parkway to Fifth Street; Perry Street between Second and Fifth streets; Fourth Street between Perry and Jerry streets; Third Street between Perry and Jerry streets. Streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to noon.

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Boots and Brews: Join the Downtown Alliance for an old-fashioned fair and festival in the park. Event includes food trucks, beer, live music.

Details: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wilcox Square, Downtown

Road closures: Wilcox Street between Third and Fourth streets.

Construction at Third and Perry streets, along Plum Creek Parkway

As we celebrate our past, the Town is also preparing for the future. As we do, your local government is making investments in infrastructure, and these projects can have varying impacts on commutes, events, and more.

At Third and Perry streets Downtown, the Town is constructing a new roundabout. Once completed, the roundabout will help improve access through that intersection. Construction is expected to last through August.

In preparation for these events, crews will take a break and secure the construction site. While crews will not be working, the site will still be under construction. Please pay extra attention if you take in these events near this intersection.

Along Plum Creek Parkway, crews are working on the bridge over the railroad. To accommodate Fair and Rodeo activity, they will also take a break between July 29 and Aug. 6. Work is expected to wrap up in mid-August.

Learn more about roundabout construction at CRgov.com/PerryRoundabout. Learn about the Plum Creek Parkway work at CRgov.com/PCroadwork.

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This article originated from http://www.crgov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?aid=1274


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