Ribbon Cut to Mark Substantial Completion of Westside Avenue Action Plan Project

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners announced with a ribbon cutting ceremony today substantial completion of a safety and infrastructure construction project known as the Westside Avenue Action Plan (WAAP). More than 100 community members, elected officials, businesses, citizens, contractor crews and project team gathered today near the new Adams Crossing Bridge on Manitou…

Public Works Hiring Event Sept. 7

El Paso County Department of Public Works is hiring for multiple positions including Maintenance Workers, Fleet Technicians and a Lead Body Maintenance Technician. Hiring for entry-level positions up to experienced technicians and CDL drivers. Full-Time positions available offering excellent benefits! Interviews will be taking place on-site and computers will be available for candidates to apply.…

North Portion of Monument Hill Road Safety Improvement Project Opens August 18

El Paso County Department of Public Works continues safety and drainage improvements along the southern portion of Monument Hill Road. Monument Hill Road from the south entrance of Palmer Ridge High School to and including the Deer Creek intersection will be open to traffic on Sunday, August 18. Drivers should expect shoulder work to continue.…

Heat and Drought Force Reduction in Gravel Road Maintenance

When the temperature soared to a record-high of 98 degrees last Wednesday, the El Paso County Highway Division re-evaluated grading operations on rural roads. It was determined that dry conditions had reduced the road graders’ effectiveness to smooth out the bumps on gravel roads and even when grading operations appeared to be working, improvements to…