April 12, 2021 – Starting on April 26, El Paso County Department of Public Works’ Contractor, HEI Civil, will close Old Meridian Road between US 24 and Falcon Highway for approximately 15 weeks, depending on weather. During the closure, crews will complete drainage improvements, asphalt preparation and paving in connection with the US 24 and Meridian Road Improvements Project.

Work on this project consists of:

  • Connecting “New” Meridian Road to US 24 and extending it to Falcon Highway
  • Creating a full movement signalized intersection at “New” Meridian Road and US 24
  • Converting the full movement “Old” Meridian Road and US 24 intersection to right in/right out access only
  • Constructing a Park-n-Ride facility south of US 24 adjacent to “New” Meridian and “Old” Meridian

Typical work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limited weekend or night work is possible. All work is dependent on weather and resource availability. The construction schedule is subject to change. Project completion is anticipated in Fall 2021. Future updates will be provided as the project transitions through each phase.

Detour Includes (see attachment for detour map):

  • Motorists are encouraged to follow the detour using New Meridian Road, Falcon Highway, and US 24
  • Local traffic will access Swingline Road from New Meridian Rd or Gelbvieh Road during the closure
  • Business access will remain open, including access directly off the US 24 and Old Meridian Rd intersection.

Drivers & Motorists:

  • Reduce speeds and use caution when traveling through the work zone
  • Watch for workers, equipment, signs, and barricades
  • Plan for added travel time for those using detours.

El Paso County wishes to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation. Cautious and attentive driving within the project area will ensure the safety and efficient completion of this project. Funding for this project is provided by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA), the Federal Highway Association, and El Paso County. For more information and questions:

Website: https://tinyurl.com/qmwtp5j

Email: Meridian.Falcon.Improvements@gmail.com

Phone: 719-219-6865