Evergreen, Colorado Speed Traps
This speed trap is located at the opening of Dedisse Park in between Evergreen Lake and Christ the King Catholic Church. The speed limit on Hwy 74 ranges from 40 MPH to 55 MPH until is suddenly tanks down to 35 MPH on a downward slope leading toward the lake. People who don’t notice the reduced speed sign are very likely to speed up on this downward incline, and at the bottom of the incline there is a little entrance to Dedisse Park where the sheriff”s department often has a squad car waiting for people to come careening down the hill, still going the 40-55 MPH that the whole road has been. Most local residents slow down at this place because we are aware that the lake is just ahead, and if you pay attention you will see that the road narrows to two lanes in this area, starting at Christ the King Catholic Church. But people who don’t live in the area zoom through there at top speed and show plenty of irritation when cars ahead of them suddenly slow down a whopping 30% of their former speed. We are trying to save ourselves and you from getting a ticket, folks! Besides, it isn’t safe to be blasting through that area when there is a lake at the bottom of the slope – it is especially unsafe when the roads are icy. So remember to slow down when you see the catholic church, or else you might find a deputy waiting for you at the bottom of the hill.
Occasionally the Jeffco Sheriff sets up a radar speed trap on the downhill or eastbound direction of Buffalo Park Road, just across from the Wilmot School. The speed limit is 30 MPH, and on school days it is 20, and since you are going downhill after passing Alderfer Three Sisters Park, it is easy to be going 40 or even 50 MPH. The Sheriff parks his SUV across from Hatch Drive on South Greenwood Drive, as he is out of the way of traffic and more concealed there. It is unusual to see a Sheriff on BP RD past the area of the schools, but they regularly are near the schools so you should drive slowly there.
Jeffco police sit in the parking lot of the church on your left side as you are going down to Hwy 74. Speed limit 30mph. And I have a question, I have recently seen Jeffco police sitting on the right side of Meadow Drive, at night, with no parking lights on or any lights for the matter, with their radar on. Is this legal?? So all, be careful..Also, seen on Parmalee Gulch Road, tucked in the Community Center parking lot.
Near the Hiwan Homestead Museum. They sit in the parkinglot, lights off, waiting. Don’t go over 30 along Meadow Drove
Every morning, I drive in and see 1-4 CSHP sitting on exit 248 looking for speeders. Also, about one mile east, there are frequently another CSHP before the Evergreen Parkway exit.