Construction and Maintenance Projects

The County’s transportation network consists of more than 2,000 miles of paved and gravel roads, and related right-of-way assets. The Engineering Division’s Traffic Engineering, Design, Construction Management, Real Estate, and Infrastructure Planning Sections handle all aspects of the transportation system including policy and standards, planning, and contract project execution. The Operations Division’s Highway Section handles in-house maintenance and repair of County roads and bridges, drainage, signs and signals, and right-of-way. Below is detailed information about current capital construction projects, transportation planning, road maintenance, and other highway projects.

Please click on the individual projects below to find out if any road closures/detours are in place.

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Weekly Road Maintenance Projects

Highway Crew Schedule September 13 – September 16, 2021

Reclaimer

  • Conduct reclamation operations on Yoder Road and Antelope Drive

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Maintain the following gravel roads:
  • Beacon Lite Road
  • Belatrix Drive
  • Black Squirrel Road
  • Black Water Court
  • Blue Sage Circle East
  • Blue Sage Circle South
  • Blue Stallion Drive
  • Bricker Road
  • Bridle Bit Road
  • Broken Bow Court
  • Bronco Drive
  • Camprobber Court
  • Casey Lane
  • Chisman Lane
  • Clements Road
  • Clydesdale Road
  • Crooked Spur Lane
  • Crump Road
  • Curb Bit Lane
  • Demmler Road
  • Diamondback Drive
  • Donovan Lane
  • Finch Road
  • Flat Creek Road
  • Glen Moor Way
  • Green Mountain Drive
  • Green Sage Drive
  • Gull Lane
  • Hackney Circle
  • Hanover Road
  • Hardy Road
  • Hemmingway Road
  • Highline Drive
  • Highline Place
  • Honeydew Court
  • Lark Bunting Court
  • Magpie Ridge Lane
  • Meadowpine Drive
  • Meeker Lane
  • Milne Road
  • Monty Place
  • Morris Trail
  • Moss Rock Road
  • Murr Road
  • Old Settlers Trail
  • Overlook Place
  • Palo Verde Lane
  • Partridge Lane
  • Piedra Vista Street
  • Pine Glen Drive East
  • Plateau Drive
  • Quarterhorse Lane
  • Rock View Drive
  • Rosebud Lane
  • Sand Place
  • Shadow Pines Road
  • Shelty Drive
  • Smith Road
  • Spring Valley Drive
  • Spring Valley Drive Cul-De-Sac
  • Stapleton Drive
  • Summit Drive
  • Table Butte Road
  • Tahosa Lane
  • Tapadero Drive
  • Thoroughbred Lane
  • Tia Lane
  • Timberedge Lane
  • Trotter Circle
  • Wagon Train Loop
  • Walsen Circle
  • Walsen Road
  • West Kiowa Creek Lane
  • White Antelope Drive
  • White Pine Lane
  • Start fill and gravel on Limestone Road and Sandstone Drive
  • Continue shouldering operations, resources permitting

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Maintain the following gravel roads:
  • Alford Road
  • Alta Plaza
  • Arshad Drive
  • Atlas Loop
  • Belinda Drive
  • Bent Spur Trail
  • Berridge Road
  • Big Springs Road
  • Book Road
  • Calhan Highway South
  • Cenizo Drive
  • Conestoga Trail North
  • Conestoga Trail South
  • Corona Road
  • Davenport Road
  • Edison Road
  • Eureka Road
  • Fairplay Road
  • Fairplay Road South
  • Fannin Circle
  • Fondis Place
  • Fulda Lane
  • Funk Road
  • Garrett Road East
  • Hahn Road
  • Halleluiah Trail
  • Happy Trails Court
  • Harding Road
  • Harrisville Road
  • Heaston Road
  • Highway 110
  • Holtwood Road
  • Jameson Lane
  • Johnson Road
  • Lariat Circle
  • Lariat Place
  • Latigo Place
  • Log Road
  • Lonesome Pine Trail
  • Longhorn Cattle Drive
  • McClelland Road
  • Mid Jones Road
  • Middlebrook Road
  • Oil Well Road
  • Oregon Wagon Trail
  • Pawnee Trail Court
  • Ramah Highway
  • Reata Court
  • Reata Road
  • Rush Road
  • Sampson Road
  • Sarita Circle
  • Scott Road
  • Sengbeil Road
  • Shear Road
  • Simla Highway
  • Spencer Road
  • Texas Longhorn Trail
  • Truckton Road
  • Whittemore Road
  • Yoder Road
  • Gravel Sanborn Road
  • Prepare Enoch Road for graveling

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Continue flushing, ditching, and ditch checks on Pinon Park Road
  • Continue working on McClelland Road service request to re-establish ditches
  • Continue ditching operations on Tanner Trail
  • Continue ditching and flushing operations on Wellwood Drive
  • Cut and/or trim trees out east
  • Maintain guard rails out east
  • Work on bridge service requests as time permits
  • Conduct yard work as time permits

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Conduct ditching operations on Thomas Road, Sand Place, and Wildridge Road
  • Conduct pipe flushing operations on Thomas Road, Sand Place, and Wildridge Road
  • Maintain guard rail on Hanover Road, Peyton Highway, and Judge Orr Road

Asphalt

  • Work on service requests as received, around Snow Week Schedule
  • Crack seal on Antlers Ridge Drive, around Snow Week Schedule

Truck String

  • Continue hauling to pipe fill on Sanborn Road
  • Continue stockpiling Class 5 gravel at Ellicott Yard for Sanborn Road
  • Continue graveling Sanborn Road
  • Continue loader and Commercial Driver License (CDL) training
  • Haul water for maintenance and projects

Traffic

  • Signals: conduct signal cabinet upgrades; work on customer service requests as required
  • Signs: work on customer service requests as required; continue road striping

General Maintenance

  • Continue mowing operations
  • Work on trash removal service requests as received
  • Work on dead animal removal service requests as received
  • Work on tree maintenance service requests, time permitting

Highway Crew Schedule September 20 – September 23, 2021

Reclaimer

  • Attend Department of Public Works (DPW) Snow Week training

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

Asphalt

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

Truck String

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

Traffic

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

General Maintenance

  • Attend DPW Snow Week training

Weekly Engineering Cone Zones

ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – September 13 – September 19, 2021
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT Working punch list items
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Mclaughlin Road North of Woodmen Continue demo and pour concrete for curb & gutter and sidewalks.
2349 Sage Grouse Lane Repair sidewalk in front of residence.
7335 Herbert Court Repair sidewalk in front of residence.
1875 Okeechobee Repair sidewalk in front of residence.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECT
South Academy Bridge Rail Repair (@ Bradley) Bridge Rail Repair – Barricades in place (under design – construction pending)
South Academy Bridge Rail Repair (@ 85/87) Bridge Rail Repair – Barricades in place (under design – construction pending)
ASPHALY OVERLAY CONTRACT
Asphalt Paving; Widefield Blvd, Old North Gate
Milling; Old North Gate
Shouldering;
SURVEYOR WORK IN THE ROW
Ellicott Hwy. Bridge N. of Hwy 94 Design Survey
Old Meridian Rd & McLaughlin Rd Roundabout ROW Verification
54 McBurney Boulevard Design Survey
Renegade & Windy Pine Design Survey
Hannah Ridge Design Survey
Goldfield Road ROW Verification
Red Brooke Drive ROW Verification
Cochise Road Design Survey
Coventry Dr & Welton Dr Design Survey
Higby and Rollercoaster Design Survey
Marfak Circle Design Survey
Struthers Road at Glen Eagle Design Survey
14050 Gleneagle Drive Design Survey
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Meridian/Falcon P&R – Old Meridian Road remains closed between Falcon Fire Department and Falcon Highway with both N & S sides of US-24’s intersection closed except for business access. Swingline Road remains closed between Gelbveih Road and New Meridian Road. Shoulder closures on Meridian will be present for utility work.
McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout and New Meridian Reconstruction
Concrete work in median and shoulders with shoulder closures. Single lane closures possible for signal work
WORK IN THE ROW PERMITS OPEN DURING THIS WEEK
Permit Applicant’s Start Date Permit Applicant’s Completion Date Project Location
8/16/2021 9/16/2021 Fairway S 385 (200′ Bore, 2PH)
8/16/2021 9/16/2021 Wileys Rd 3930-4330 (18″x2135′ Shoulder Trench, 540′ Bore)
8/17/2021 9/17/2021 Millard Wy 9555 (Replace Pole 134)
8/17/2021 9/17/2021 Elbert Rd (N of Hwy 24); Replace Pole 22
8/17/2021 9/17/2021 Domino Wy (N of Hardin Rd); Replace Pole 77
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 Lodgepole Rd 17065 (New OH Line)
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 19060 Beacon Lite Rd- Aerial Line Shoulder TCP ONLY
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 880 Beacon Lite Rd-Aerial Line TCP ONLY
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 93 Leta Dr 3’x7′ rd cut
8/19/2021 9/19/2021 Baptist Rd/Forest Lakes Rd @ Hay Creek
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 SAN MATEO DR-KATAHDIN RD TCP, 8-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 DANCING STAR WAY-KATAHDIN 6-12″X12″ TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 4819 JUSTEAGON DR 2-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 6005 SAN MATEO DR 2-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 WHIRLING OAK WAY-DANCING STAR WAY 4-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 DANCING LIGHT WAY-DANCING SKY DR 4-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 DANCING SUN WAY-CUDAHY DR 2-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 Marksheffel RD (7685 Space Village DR) TEMP waterline
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 17250 Leggins Way
8/26/2021 9/24/2021 County Line Rd (I25-Bull Pine Pt); 1200′ Bore, 2 Tie-Ins/Cuts
8/24/2021 9/24/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy/Marksheffel Rd
8/24/2021 9/24/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy/Woosley Heights
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 County Line Rd (W of Bull Pine Pt); TC for Staging/Welding
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 18250 Black Forest Rd
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 Akers Dr/Constitution Ave
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 1717 Woodmoor Dr
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 Antelope Ridge Drive/Pronghorn Meadows Cir 2- 8×10 rd cuts
9/1/2021 10/1/2021 158 Widefield Blvd
6/1/2021 10/1/2021 B St (Clover Ditch); Survey for EPC Project
10/2/2021 10/4/2021 Hodgen Rd (Winsome Filing 2)
9/7/2021 10/7/2021 Higby Rd and Colonial Park
8/9/2021 10/9/2021 Struthers Lp 340 (Replace Ped on SW Corner, 12″x10′ Trench)
7/19/2021 10/10/2021 Jersey Ln (Harvard St-Raemar Dr); 5’x2400′ Road Cut
8/16/2021 10/16/2021 Peterson Rd/Leoti Dr (2890 Frazier Ln); 237′ Bore, 8PH
9/20/2021 11/19/2021 7735 Mustang Rd
4/26/2021 11/30/2021 Meridian Rd & Eastonville Rd – Traffic Light Installation
4/15/2021 3/15/2022 Elbert Rd/Judge Orr Rd/Curtis Rd/Falcon Hwy
4/15/2021 3/15/2022 S Peyton Hwy/Hanover Rd/S Meridian Rd
ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – September 20 – September 26, 2021
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT Working punch list items
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Woodmen Road between Meridian & Mclaughlin Demo & pour concrete curb, gutter, sidewalks and ramps.
Baptist Road East of Struthers Demo & pour concrete curb, gutter, sidewalks and ramps.
Clover Circle 14 – 20 Repair sidewalk in front of residence
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECT
South Academy Bridge Rail Repair (@ Bradley) Bridge Rail Repair – Barricades in place (under design – construction pending)
South Academy Bridge Rail Repair (@ 85/87) Bridge Rail Repair – Barricades in place (under design – construction pending)
ASPHALY OVERLAY CONTRACT
Asphalt Paving; McLaughlin
Milling; McLaughlin
Shouldering;
SURVEYOR WORK IN THE ROW
Ellicott Hwy. Bridge N. of Hwy 94 Design Survey
Old Meridian Rd & McLaughlin Rd Roundabout ROW Verification
54 McBurney Boulevard Design Survey
Renegade & Windy Pine Design Survey
Hannah Ridge Design Survey
Goldfield Road ROW Verification
Red Brooke Drive ROW Verification
Cochise Road Design Survey
Coventry Dr & Welton Dr Design Survey
Higby and Rollercoaster Design Survey
Marfak Circle Design Survey
Struthers Road at Glen Eagle Design Survey
14050 Gleneagle Drive Design Survey
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Meridian/Falcon P&R – Old Meridian Road remains closed between Falcon Fire Department and Falcon Highway with both N & S sides of US-24’s intersection closed except for business access. Swingline Road remains closed between Gelbveih Road and New Meridian Road. Shoulder closures on Meridian will be present for utility work. Brief 30 min closure for right lane of NB New Meridian to complete signal work.
McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout and New Meridian Reconstruction
Concrete work in median and shoulders with shoulder closures. Single lane closures possible for signal work
WORK IN THE ROW PERMITS OPEN DURING THIS WEEK
Permit Applicant’s Start Date Permit Applicant’s Completion Date Project Location
8/16/2021 9/16/2021 Fairway S 385 (200′ Bore, 2PH)
8/16/2021 9/16/2021 Wileys Rd 3930-4330 (18″x2135′ Shoulder Trench, 540′ Bore)
8/17/2021 9/17/2021 Millard Wy 9555 (Replace Pole 134)
8/17/2021 9/17/2021 Elbert Rd (N of Hwy 24); Replace Pole 22
8/17/2021 9/17/2021 Domino Wy (N of Hardin Rd); Replace Pole 77
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 Lodgepole Rd 17065 (New OH Line)
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 19060 Beacon Lite Rd- Aerial Line Shoulder TCP ONLY
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 880 Beacon Lite Rd-Aerial Line TCP ONLY
8/18/2021 9/18/2021 93 Leta Dr 3’x7′ rd cut
8/19/2021 9/19/2021 Baptist Rd/Forest Lakes Rd @ Hay Creek
9/8/2021 9/20/2021 Antelope Ridge Dr.
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 SAN MATEO DR-KATAHDIN RD TCP, 8-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 DANCING STAR WAY-KATAHDIN 6-12″X12″ TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 3170 Capital Drive
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 4819 JUSTEAGON DR 2-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 6005 SAN MATEO DR 2-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 WHIRLING OAK WAY-DANCING STAR WAY 4-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 DANCING LIGHT WAY-DANCING SKY DR 4-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 DANCING SUN WAY-CUDAHY DR 2-12″X12″ SHOULDER TRENCH
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 Marksheffel RD (7685 Space Village DR) TEMP waterline
8/23/2021 9/23/2021 17250 Leggins Way
8/26/2021 9/24/2021 County Line Rd (I25-Bull Pine Pt); 1200′ Bore, 2 Tie-Ins/Cuts
8/24/2021 9/24/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy/Marksheffel Rd
8/24/2021 9/24/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy/Woosley Heights
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 County Line Rd (W of Bull Pine Pt); TC for Staging/Welding
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 18250 Black Forest Rd
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 Akers Dr/Constitution Ave
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 1717 Woodmoor Dr
8/30/2021 9/30/2021 Antelope Ridge Drive/Pronghorn Meadows Cir 2- 8×10 rd cuts
9/10/2021 10/1/2021 12480 Black Forest Rd 1 Core
9/1/2021 10/1/2021 158 Widefield Blvd
6/1/2021 10/1/2021 B St (Clover Ditch); Survey for EPC Project
10/2/2021 10/4/2021 Hodgen Rd (Winsome Filing 2)
9/7/2021 10/7/2021 Higby Rd and Colonial Park
8/9/2021 10/9/2021 Struthers Lp 340 (Replace Ped on SW Corner, 12″x10′ Trench)
7/19/2021 10/10/2021 Jersey Ln (Harvard St-Raemar Dr); 5’x2400′ Road Cut
9/13/2021 10/13/2021 Security Boulevard 510
8/16/2021 10/16/2021 Peterson Rd/Leoti Dr (2890 Frazier Ln); 237′ Bore, 8PH
9/8/2021 11/8/2021 Bradley Road & Powers Blvd.
9/20/2021 11/19/2021 7735 Mustang Rd
4/26/2021 11/30/2021 Meridian Rd & Eastonville Rd – Traffic Light Installation
4/15/2021 3/15/2022 Elbert Rd/Judge Orr Rd/Curtis Rd/Falcon Hwy
4/15/2021 3/15/2022 S Peyton Hwy/Hanover Rd/S Meridian Rd

Short Term Projects

Long Term and On-Going Projects

Project: Arnold Avenue Bridge Replacement

From Road: Mitchell Ave
To Road: Fairchild Ave
Current Status: Design
Start: 2019
End: 2022

Project Details: Bridge replacement

Project Team: El Paso County / Alfred Benesch (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: Federal/County
Cost: $2,400,000 total project
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2021, Construction 2021-2022

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Arrowwood Cul-de-sacs

From Road: Sierra Way
Roads: Arapahoe Dr, Cheyenne Way, Powderhorn Dr, Calumet Rd.
Current Status: Design
Start: May 2021
End: October 2022

Project Details: Cul-de-sac improvements

Project Team: TBD

Road Closure:No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: County
Estimated Cost: $TBD
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Baptist Rd / Hodgen Rd / Roller Coaster Rd Intersection Improvements

From Road: Baptist Rd / Hodgen Rd
To Road: Roller Coaster Rd
Current Status: Preliminary Design
Start: 2019
End: 2022

Project Details: Intersection improvements TBD.

Project Team: El Paso County
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Cost: $TBD
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Traffic Study 2019 / Design TBD

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Beacon Lite Road (County Line Phase)

From Road: I-25 Interchange
To Road: Bull Pine Point
Current Status: Design
Start: November 2019
End: 2022

Project Details: Roadway and drainage improvements

Project Team: El Paso County

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost: $6,200,000 (total estimate)
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2021, Construction late Summer 2021

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Bradley Rd / Grinnell Blvd Intersection

From Road:
To Road:
Current Status: Design of Temporary Traffic Signal
Start: Nov 2020
End: mid to late 2021

Project Details: Design and construction of temporary span-wire signal system as warranted by the recently completed Study.

Project Team: El Paso County/ Wilson & Company
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Cost: $ Study – $56,500 / Design – $59,500 / Construction – TBD
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design Summer 2021 / Construction late Fall 2021

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Briargate Pkwy / Stapleton Dr Corridor Study

From Road: Black Forest Road
To Road: Meridian Road
Current Status: Planning
Start: 2020
End: 2024

Project Details: El Paso County, in coordination with the City of Colorado Springs, is working to complete a study of the Briargate Parkway – Stapleton Road corridor between Black Forest Road and Meridian Road. This corridor segment will ultimately be part of a larger, planned principal arterial roadway that will provide improved connectivity within the greater Colorado Springs area and beyond. This study will establish a preferred alignment, conceptual design and an access management plan for the corridor between Black Forest Road and Meridian Road

Project Team: El Paso County and City of Colorado Springs / Design Team – Wilson & Company

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost:
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: https://www.briargate-stapleton.com
Schedule: 2020/2021

Virtual Public Meeting:

El Paso County will hold a Virtual Public Meeting for the Briargate-Stapleton Corridor Study starting on Friday, April 9, 2021, and remaining open for participation through Friday, April 23 2021. ​
The Virtual Open House is your opportunity to learn about the study, review the study’s draft recommendations, submit your comments or questions to the project team, and provide valued input to help shape the final recommendations for the study.

This Open House will be virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. Attendees can log into the virtual meeting any time between Friday, April 9, 2021, through Friday, April 23, 2021, by visiting https:///www.briargate-stapleton.com/virtual-public-meeting

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Calhan Hwy Bridge Replacement (over Big Sandy Creek) Design

From Road: 1.5 miles south of US24
To Road: 1.08 miles north of Funk Road
Current Status: Final Design
Start: 2020
End: 2023

Project Details: Bridge replacement design

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design)

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: Federal / County
Estimated Cost: $420,000.00
Project Manager: Brett Hartzell
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Charter Oak Ranch Road

From Road: I-25
To Road: Fort Carson Gate 19
Current Status: Design / Property Acquisition
Start: 12/1/2015
End: 2021

Project Details:
To accommodate Fort Carson’s ongoing expansion, El Paso County is working with the Army to improve the roadway infrastructure from I-25 to Gate 19 to access the base’s military training infrastructure. The roads leading to Gate 19 are in substandard condition and are unable to support expected traffic. The project will reconstruct Charter Oak Ranch Road and Santa Fe Avenue leading to Gate 19 at the Fort Carson Army Post.

Project Team: El Paso County/Michael Baker International (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: Federal/County
Cost: $15,000,000 total project
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design Phase 2015-2020, Construction 2021-2022

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Deer Creek Rd / Base Camp Rd / Microscope Way

From Road: Monument Hill Road
To Road: Woodmoor Drive
Current Status: Advertising for Design
Start: 2019
End: 2021

Project Details: Roadway and drainage improvements

Project Team: El Paso County

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost: TBD
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Elbert Road Bridge Deck Replacement

Road: Elbert Rd between Latigo Rd and Murphy Rd
Current Status: Planning
Start: October 2021
End: Fall/Winter 2021

Project Details:
El Paso County Public Works will be performing bridge deck replacement work along Elbert Road between Latigo Road and Murphy Road starting October 2021. Weather permitting, the project is expected to take about 12 weeks. Motorists are encouraged to use Latigo Road, Eastonville Road, and Murphy Roads as detours during construction. These gravel routes through neighborhoods require drivers to travel at low speeds. Those using the alternate routes should plan for added travel time. Drivers are reminded to reduce speeds, and to watch for workers, equipment, signs, and barricades. El Paso County road maintenance crews wish to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation. The full road closure will accelerate the safe and efficient completion of this project. Funding is provided through the El Paso County Road and Bridge fund and Federal Funds (shared 20/80 split).

Project Team: El Paso County and Contractor (TBD)
Road Closure: Yes
Detour Route: Latigo Rd to Eastonville Rd to Murphy Rd (check back soon for detour map)
Project Type: County (Maintenance)
Cost: $750,000
Project Manager: Matthew Johnson
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Construction tentatively planned for October 2021

Information current as of 09/09/2021

Project: Eastonville Corridor

From Road: McLaughlin Road
To Road: Latigo Boulevard
Current Status: Design
Start: 2020
End: TBD

Project Details: Corridor Study completer – Traffic Impact Study/Conceptual Design Report; advertising for Design Phase

Project Team: El Paso County / Wilson & Company (Corridor Study)

Road Closure: N/A

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost: TBD
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: https://www.eastonvilleroad.com
Schedule: Corridor Study 2020/ Design 2021-2022

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Falcon Park and Ride, Meridian Extension, and Meridian/US 24 Intersection Improvements

From Road: Falcon Highway
To Road: US-24
Current Status: Construction
Start: 6/1/2009
End: 2021

Map of New Meridian Road Project Construction

Project Details:

This project consists of connecting “New” Meridian to US 24 and extending it to Falcon Highway, creating a full movement signalized intersection at “New” Meridian and US 24, converting the full movement “Old” Meridian and US 24 intersection to right in/right out access only and constructing a Park-n-Ride facility south of US 24 adjacent to “New” Meridian and “Old” Meridian.

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.

Motorists shall 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 and business access will remain open, including access directly off the US 24 and Old Meridian Rd Intersection.

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. Updates will be provided as the project progresses.

Project Team: El Paso County, Alfred Benesch & Company, HEI Civil

Road Closure: Starting on April 26, there will be a full closure of Old Meridian Road between US-24 and Falcon Highway. Business Access will remain open. Starting on June 9, there will be a full closure of Old Meridian Rd between US-24 and the Falcon Fire Department driveway. Business Access will remain open.

Detour Route: New Meridian Rd, Falcon Highway, Gelbvieh Rd, Rolling Thunder Way

Project Type: PPRTA/Federal/County

Cost: $11,000,000 Total Project

Project Manager: John Andrews

Contact: Meridian.Falcon.Improvements@gmail.com or 719-219-6865

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design Phase 2014-2019, Construction 2020-2021

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Fontaine Blvd / Security Blvd / Widefield Blvd Intersection

From Road: Fontaine Blvd
To Road: Security Blvd / Widefield Blvd
Current Status: Design
Start: 2018
End: 2021

Project Details: Traffic signal replacement, ADA/Sidewalk improvements, roadway improvements.

Project Team: El Paso County
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA
Cost:
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2020, Construction 2021

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Fountain Creek at Bandley Dr / Crest Dr (Riverside)

From Road: Bandley Drive
To Road: Crest Drive
Current Status: Substantially complete
Start: 2018
End: 2020

Project Details: Channel work in Fountain Creek

Project Team: El Paso County

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: CDBG-DR
Estimated Cost: $3,392,121.61
Project Manager: Bret Dilts
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2019, Construction 2020

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Fountain Mesa Rd and Caballero Ave Intersection

From Road: Fountain Mesa Rd
To Road: Caballero Ave
Current Status: Final Design
Start: 05/14/2018
End: 12/31/2022

Project Details:
El Paso County has initiated a project to improve traffic management and safety at the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue. The proposed intersection design is a single-lane roundabout which will include pedestrian crossing areas, ADA improvements, drainage improvements, new lighting and restriping of Fountain Mesa Road north of the intersection to Fontaine Boulevard to one lane in each direction with a center left-turn lane.

Please visit the project website at: https://www.projectpublic.info/fountain-mesa

Project Team: HR Green
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Estimated Cost: $3,322,000 total project
Project Manager: Brett Hartzell
Contact: FountainMesaRoad@gmail.com or 719-244-9674
Project Website: https://www.projectpublic.info/fountain-mesa
Schedule: Design 2018-2021, Construction late 2021-2022 (barring any delays to property acquisition)

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Goldfield Drive Structure Improvements

From Road: Fontaine Blvd.
To Road: Bradley Rd.
Current Status: Design
Start: October 2020
End: October 2022

Project Details: Guardrail improvements

Project Team: El Paso County / Benesch (design)

Road Closure:No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: County
Estimated Cost: $TBD
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Highway 105

From Road: I-25
To Road: State Highway 83
Current Status: In Progress
Start: 5/1/2011
End: TBD

Project Details:

The design, property acquisition, and construction for the Highway 105 improvements are being accomplished in multiple phases. El Paso County has an agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for federal funding for construction of the first segment of the project, known as Project A, from the I-25 interchange east ramps, approximately 1 mile to Lake Woodmoor Drive. The Project will extend the four-lane section east of Knollwood Drive and include improved shoulders, additional turn lanes, and sidewalks. Ongoing goals for Project A include completing the preliminary and final designs and property acquisition. The design is based upon recommendations made in the 2013 Corridor Preservation Plan, and incorporates a 2020 update to the traffic study. The purpose of the traffic study update is to document any changes in traffic conditions and analyses, to update the recommendations from the previous study, if required, and to further refine the recommendations for this first phase of the project. Additionally, El Paso County is in discussions with a few remaining individual property owners, and will continue to take direction from the Board of El Paso County Commissioners (BoCC) and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) Board of Directors. These “behind the scene” activities are quite involved, and require extensive time to ensure we meet all regulatory requirements.

Preliminary design for the remainder of the corridor (Lake Woodmoor Drive to SH-83) is in progress, and a future public meeting to discuss is tentatively planned for later in the design process, but has not yet been scheduled. Further details on the public meeting including date and location will be posted on this Project website when scheduled. The reports and presentation materials from the previous corridor study are available and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Funding for preliminary and final design and construction of the remainder of the corridor, from Lake Woodmoor Drive to SH-83, is included in the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority (PPRTA) Capital funding program over the next 10 years. The phasing and construction of future projects has not yet been determined, but will be evaluated as part of the ongoing preliminary design.

Project Team: El Paso County/HDR design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA/Federal/County
Cost: $25,000,000
Project Manager: Alissa Werre
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: www.105corridor.com
Schedule: Corridor study: Dec 2012, Preliminary Design: 2015, Final Design (Project A): 2019-2021, Construction (Project A): 2022

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Main St / Security Blvd Intersection

From Road: Main Street
To Road: Security Blvd
Current Status: Design
Start: 2018
End: 2021

Project Details: Traffic signal replacement, ADA improvements, roadway improvements.

Project Team: El Paso County

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost:
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2020, Construction 2021

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout

From Road: Rolling Thunder Way
To Road: US Highway 24
Current Status: Construction
Start: Construction starting March 2020
End: Spring 2021

The project is a safety improvement which will construct a roundabout with associated approaches and pedestrian facilities at the intersection of McLaughlin Road, Old Meridian Road and Rolling Thunder Way. The improvements will reduce traffic accidents and conflicts, reduce driver confusion, and efficiently handle future traffic volumes. The project will also include reconstruction of existing New Meridian from US24 through the Rolling Thunder intersection.

Meridian / Rolling Thunder intersection upcoming work
The intersection of Meridian road and Rolling Thunder Way is now open. ADA and signal timing improvements to the Rolling Thunder Way and Meridian Road intersection will be completed in the month of September. Additional work will be performed to the roundabout rock landscape areas to mitigate rock “debris” in the traveled way. Watch out for work areas and traffic lane shifts.
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. Updates will be provided as the project progresses.

Project Team: El Paso County / Alfred Benesch & Company / Kiewit Infrastructure
Road Closure: The leg of Meridian Road will remain closed until a separate project completes the intersection of Meridian Road and U.S. 24.
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA/County
Cost: $5,260,000
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: pr@workzone.info or 719-208-8650
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Construction March – Late Fall 2020

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Mesa Ridge Parkway

From Road: Powers Blvd (US21) / US16
To Road: Marksheffel Road
Current Status: Design
Start: 2020
End: 2024

Project Details: Roadway widening, new bridge, intersection and drainage improvements

Project Team: El Paso County / Wilson & Company

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost:
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2020-2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Monument Hill Road

From Road: Woodmoor Drive
To Road: South Entrance to Palmer Ridge High School
Current Status: Project complete – final revegetation & permit punchlist items Fall 2021
Start: 10/08/2018
End: 11/2019

Project Details:
The 2.4 mile corridor provides access to local residents while significant traffic is using this route as a frontage road for I-25 and collector access to Monument. This road is the main access to Palmer Ridge High School and has many safety issues and a high accident history. The voter approved PPRTA funded capital project is expected to provide safety improvements to Monument Hill Road that includes sight distance, horizontal and vertical improvements, surface paving, drainage, intersection improvements, and shoulders for bicycles and pedestrians.

Project Team: El Paso County/AECOM (design) / Yeh & Assoc (CM) / Schmidt Construction
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA
Cost: $5,000,000
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Construction substantially complete Nov 2019; final closeout, post-construction stabilization, and permit coordination ongoing.

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: N. Ellicott Hwy Bridge Replacement

From Road: Bunny View
To Road: Bunny View
Current Status: Design
Start: 2020
End: 2023

Project Details: Bridge replacement

Project Team: El Paso County / Alfred Benesch (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Cost: $3,000,000 total project estimate
Project Manager: Alissa Werre
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2021-2022, Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Peyton Drainage & Transportation Master Plan

From Road: N/A – Town of Peyton
To Road: N/A – Town of Peyton
Current Status: Planning
Start: 2020
End: TBD
Project Details: Drainage & Traffic/Transportation Infrastructure Study
Project Team: El Paso County/ AECOM (Master Plan)
Road Closure: N/A
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Estimated Cost: TBD
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Planning 2021 / Design TBD

Information Current as of: 09/01/2021

Project: Rex and Meridian

From Road: Rex Road
To Road: Meridian Road
Current Status: Design
Start: 2019
End: 2022

Project Details: Intersection improvements TBD

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Cost: $6,300,000
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2020, Construction TBD

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: South Academy Blvd

From Road: West of I-25
To Road: North of Bradley Rd ramps
Current Status: Final Design
Start: September 2019
End: 2024

Project Details: Roadway and bridge widening/improvements, drainage improvements, scour protection within Fountain Creek, etc.

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design) / CDOT (partner)

Road Closure:No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA / Federal / County
Estimated Cost: $40,000,000 (total estimate)
Project Manager: Brett Hartzell
Contact: I25CO94.mamsip@gmail.com or 719-800-2162
Project Website:https://www.codot.gov/projects/military-access-improvements-in-se-colorado/south-academy-blvd
Schedule: Construction early 2022

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: South Powers Extension Study

From Road: Mesa Ridge Parkway
To Road: I-25 at approximately Mile Marker 123
Current Status: Planning
Start: 2021
End: 2022

Project Details: Corridor Study

Project Team: El Paso County with considerable input from the City of Fountain and other stakeholders / Consultant Team – TBD

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: CDOT Multi-Modal Options Fund funding
Estimated Cost: $1,000,000.00
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: 2021/2022

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Struthers/Gleneagle Roundabout

From Road: Gleneagle Drive
To Road: North Gate Boulevard
Current Status: Project complete – restriping & final revegetation Fall 2021
Start: 24 June 2019
End: Spring 2021

Project Details:
Existing construction of Struthers/Gleneagle roundabout and intersection improvements, as well as curb and gutter/drainage/pedestrian improvements along the north side of Struthers Road, between Gleneagle Drive & North Gate Boulevard.

Project Team: Wilson & Co (design) / Olgoonik Enterprises (construction) / El Paso County (CM)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Cost: $3,400,000 total project
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: 719-593-9239 or info@crystalpeak.com
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Construction substantially complete as of 29 April 2020; punchlist items, final closeout, and post-construction stabilization ongoing

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Project: Struthers/North Gate Drainage Improvements

From Road: Gleneagle Drive
To Road: I-25
Current Status: Design
Start: 2015
End: 2023

Project Details:
Construction of sub-regional drainage system improvements along Struthers Road & North Gate Boulevard.

Project Team: El Paso County/Wilson & Co (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: Federal/County
Cost: $2,500,000
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2015-2021, Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 09/01/2021

Work Zone Safety Tips for Drivers

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