Uplands construction begins
Developers closed a small cut through street on the Uplands property Oct. 2, the first sign of the development to come.
In the coming 18 to 24 months, the developer plans extensive roadwork they say will significantly improve the flow of traffic in the area.
The .2-mile portion of Shaw Boulevard connected 84th Avenue to Lowell Boulevard, and served as a cut-through to bypass the Lowell/84th signal interchange.
Chad Ellington, a partner of Peak Development Group, said the cut-through has been a safety concern for Westminster, and road improvements to nearby intersections are in the first phase of the Uplands development. A detention pond for the new community, which needs to be constructed early in the process, is planned for that area.