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.

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Weekly Road Maintenance Projects

HIGHWAY CREW WEEKLY SCHEDULE – NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 3, 2020

Reclaimer

  • Continuing reclamation operations on Funk Rd

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Angelholm Rd
  • Bar X Rd
  • Clydesdale Rd
  • Coachmen Dr. E
  • Coachmen Dr. W
  • Cooper Grove
  • Eastonville Rd
  • Edwards Rd
  • Eggar Ct
  • Eggar Dr
  • Evans Dr
  • Gull Ln
  • Highland Estates Dr
  • Kirk Dr
  • Lakeview Dr
  • Lindberg Rd
  • Mount Herman Rd
  • Mountain Pine Ln
  • Oslo Grove
  • Owl Pl
  • Partridge Ln
  • Phoebe Grove
  • Pine Shadow Dr
  • Quarterhorse Ln
  • Raptor Lp
  • Remuda Rd
  • Rocky Heights Dr
  • Rosholt Loop
  • Sand Pl
  • Shadow Pines Rd
  • Smith Rd
  • Stockholm Grove
  • Table Rock Rd
  • Talon Ct
  • Tercel Dr
  • Thoroughbred Ln
  • Timber Edge Ln
  • Turner Dr
  • Walker Rd
  • Wright Rd
  • Prepping Drennan Rd and Book Rd for graveling
  • Graveling Howells Rd S and Arrowhead Dr

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Alford Rd
  • Berridge Rd
  • Big Springs Rd
  • Brinkerhoff Rd
  • Corona Rd
  • Crescent Rd
  • Edison Rd
  • Falcon Hwy
  • Fremont Fort Dr
  • Garrett Rd
  • Garrett Rd East
  • Gollihar Court
  • Gollihar Road
  • Guadalupe Court
  • Harding Rd
  • Harrisville Rd
  • Highway 110
  • Homestead Ranch Park Rd
  • J D Johnson Rd
  • Johnson Rd
  • Jones Rd East
  • Kanuch Rd
  • McClelland Rd
  • Mesquite Rd
  • Milford Rd
  • Nile Circle
  • Nomad Place
  • Oil Well Rd
  • Person Dr
  • Pete Frank Rd
  • Pyramid Place
  • Ramah Hwy
  • Rankin Rd
  • Roslyn Rd
  • Rush Rd
  • Sahara Dr
  • Saladay Rd
  • Sengbeil Rd
  • Shear Rd
  • Simla Hwy
  • Simla Place
  • Speer Rd
  • Sphinx Court
  • Starved Rock Ln
  • Sweet Rd
  • Tatanka Trail
  • Timber Grove Ln
  • Tuts Court
  • Up River Rd
  • Warriors Path Dr
  • Whittemore Rd
  • Yoder Rd
  • Continuing gravel prep on Jones Rd, weather permitting.

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Ditch cleanout and re-establishment on Funk Rd and Simla Highway.
  • Pipe replacements on Judge Orr and Yoder Rd.
  • Assist with service requests as needed.

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Culvert replacement Walker Road – pending road closure approval
  • Bridge service requests
  • Guardrail maintenance
  • Assist with tree trimming if needed

Asphalt

  • Service requests in the eastern part of the county
  • Patch southbound Marksheffel,
  • Crack sealing work in the Southfork Subdivision continues.
  • Sweepers continue salt and sand cleanup in Falcon and open-air sweeping in eastern El Paso County.

Truck String

  • Stockpiling material for South Meridian Rd at Ellicott Yard
  • Hauling water for projects

Signs/Signals/General Maintenance

  • Signs: replacing posts and signs on Eastonville between Meridian and Stapleton and performing sign upgrades in the Falcon area
  • Signals: Continuing deployment of communications equipment for traffic signal upgrades at Meridian Rd, Woodmen, and Fox Tail Ln.
  • General maintenance: Tree removal on Hwy 105 on Monday and tree trimming on Tuesday, picking up deceased animal and trash per customer service request

Highway Crew Schedule Dec 7 – 10, 2020

Reclaimer

Reclamation operations on Washington Rd

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Amy Ct
  • Arena Rd
  • Aries Dr
  • Bar X Rd
  • Bar X Ter
  • Belatrix Dr
  • Big Springs
  • Black Squirrel Rd
  • Bobwhite Ln
  • Branch Pl
  • Capella Dr
  • Chiming Bell Cir
  • Coachman Dr W
  • Coachmen Dr E
  • Corral Ranch Rd
  • Dancing Wolf Way
  • Desperado Dr
  • Eagle Ln
  • Elizabeth Way
  • Elk Creek Dr E
  • Elk Creek Dr W
  • Hackney Cir
  • Hamal Dr
  • Hardy Rd
  • Honeyclover Lp
  • Hoofprint Rd
  • Kaessner Ln
  • Kirk Dr
  • Lakeview Dr
  • Outlook Dr
  • Pheasant Ln
  • Pine Cone Rd
  • Reveille Dr
  • Snowbrush Dr
  • Squawbush Lp
  • Tannenbaum Rd
  • Trotter Cir
  • Wildwind Ter
  • Wranglers Way
  • Prepping Drennan Rd, Book Rd and Milne Rd for graveling
  • Graveling Meridian Rd S

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Alta Plaza
  • Antelope
  • Bankers Ct
  • Berridge
  • Blake Rd
  • Blasingame
  • Blue Lake Rd
  • Buck Rd
  • Calhan Hwy South
  • Cold Iron
  • Commerce
  • Countdown
  • Crooked Pine Trl
  • Dawson
  • Doe
  • Edison
  • Ellicott Rd East
  • Fairplay
  • Fairplay Rd. South
  • Fondis Place
  • Funk
  • Hahn
  • Handle
  • Impala Cir
  • Irma Ln
  • Kropp Ct
  • Kropp Dr
  • Little Springs
  • Lucky Lane
  • McCurdy
  • McKenzie Ln
  • Meyers
  • Night Train
  • North Neely
  • Oilwell
  • Preston Pl
  • Ramah Dam Rd
  • Ramah Hwy
  • Ramah Rd
  • Ramah Rd West
  • Rapp
  • Rush
  • Safe Landing
  • Sanborn
  • Scott Rd
  • Scott Rd West
  • South Yoder
  • Tiboria Lp
  • Tracy Ln
  • Valdez Cir
  • Wellwood Cul-de-Sac
  • Wellwood Ct
  • Wellwood Dr
  • Wellwood Square
  • Wellwood Ter
  • Whittemore
  • Willie Ln
  • Woodlake Cul-de-Sac
  • Woodlake Square
  • Yoder
  • Continuing gravel prep on Jones Rd, weather permitting

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Ditch cleanout and flushing Spiritwood Loop and Crooked Pine Lane
  • Ditch cleanout on Warriors Path south of Starved Rock Ln
  • Ditch checks on Simla Hwy
  • Pipe installation on 1755 Yoder Rd
  • Assist with service requests as needed

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Working on service requests on Glider Loop and Squawbrush
  • Flushing ditches on Wildflower
  • Ditch cleanup on Tobin and Hungate

Asphalt

  • Working on service requests in the Security/Widefield area
  • Continuing crack sealing roads in the Southfork subdivision, weather depending.

Truck String

  • Graveling Meridian Rd S
  • Hauling water for projects

Signs/Signals/General Maintenance

  • Signs: replacing posts and signs and upgrading signs in Falcon
  • Signals: continuing deployment of communications equipment for traffic signal upgrades in the Cimarron Hills area
  • General maintenance: working on trimming trees county wide, picking up dead animal and trash per customer service requests

Weekly Engineering Cone Zones

ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – November 30 – December 4, 2020
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
Antelope Meadows Circle North of Rolling Tunder Remove & Replace Curb/Gutter & Sidewalk
Rolling Thunder Remove & Replace Curb/Gutter & Sidewalk
Bridal Vail Way North of Rolling Thunder Paving
Nulato Concrete, Excavation & Paving
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Meridan Ranch Blvd: Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East and West side
Rainbow Bridge Dr: Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East side
Service Requests: 1935 Okeechobee Dr, 2247 Blue Fescue Ct., 6560 Mohican Drive
CRACK SEAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Calhan Highway from Judge Orr to SH 94
SURVEYOR WORK IN THE Right of Way (ROW)
Ellicott Hwy. Bridge N. of Hwy 94 Design Survey
5065 Vessey Rd ROW Verification
Kenedo Circle Design Survey
Calumet ROW Verification
Powderhorn ROW Verification
Cheyenne Way ROW Verification
Arapahoe ROW Verification
Funk Road Design Survey
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Subgrade prep for US 24 continues. Work on box culvert continues. Construction of New Meridian Road and Intersection and Old Meridian and Swingline
Struthers/Gleneagle Roundabout
Project walkthrough
Bradley/Grinnell Intersection
Survey work
McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout and New Meridian Reconstruction
Project complete pending addition of pedestrian crossing signals and curb ramps. New Meridian will remain closed until intersection of New Meridian / US24 is complete.
WORK IN THE ROW PERMITS OPEN DURING THIS WEEK
Permit Applicant’s Start Date Permit Applicant’s Completion Date Project Location
10/5/2020 11/30/2020 Fulda Ln @ Atlas Loop (18″x70′ Trench Across Fulda Ln)
10/8/2020 11/30/2020 Beacon Lite Rd 18955 (Replace Pole 22, New Pole/OH Cross)
10/8/2020 11/30/2020 N Ellicott Hwy 880; Replace Pole 103, New OH Crossing
10/12/2020 11/30/2020 Nokomis Dr 1526 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 39′ Bore)
10/12/2020 11/30/2020 Nokomis Dr 1540 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 40′ Bore)
10/13/2020 11/30/2020 Bridle Bit Rd (Wapiti Wy-Morris Trl); 986′ Bore, 3-Pits, 3PH
10/13/2020 11/30/2020 Lincoln Green Ln (19320-19350); Bore 359′, 3-Pits, 3PH
10/20/2020 11/30/2020 Woodlake Rd @ Woodlake Square (Replace Pole 429)
11/3/2020 11/30/2020 Caribou Dr E 17755 (6’x6′ Shoulder Cut, 60′ Bore)
11/3/2020 11/30/2020 Forest View Rd 18365 (6’x6′ Road Cut)
11/3/2020 11/30/2020 Sixpenny Ln 19150 (6’x6′ Road Cut, 60′ Bore)
11/9/2020 11/30/2020 Sleepy Hollow Rd 19795 (2’x40′ Road Cut)
11/23/2020 11/30/2020 Horizonview Dr/Levi Ln (3’x3′ Pit, Set Comcast Ped, 1PH)
11/30/2020 12/1/2020 Bradley Rd @ Grinnell Bd (Survey)
11/2/2020 12/2/2020 Blue Gill Dr 7860 (4’x6′ Road Cut)
11/2/2020 12/2/2020 Forest Green Dr 13370 (New OH Crossing)
10/19/2020 12/3/2020 Chamberlin S (Hampton S-Tanager Wy); 6’x650′ Road Cut
11/19/2020 12/3/2020 Masthead Wy 1340 (6’x8′ Road Cut)
11/20/2020 12/4/2020 Hampton S 1995 (7’x17′ Road Cut)
11/20/2020 12/4/2020 Chamberlin S 1925 (10’x10′ Road Cut)
11/20/2020 12/4/2020 Loomis Av 4245 (10’x10′ Road Cut)
11/20/2020 12/4/2020 Chamberlin S 4060 (10’x10′ Road Cut)
11/5/2020 12/5/2020 Big Springs Rd 40363 (New OH Crossing, TC Only)
11/5/2020 12/5/2020 Ramah Hwy 13435 (Replace Pole E03, Bore 110′, 1 Pit, 2PH)
11/5/2020 12/5/2020 Southfork Dr @ Pamela Wy (4’x6′ Road Cut)
11/16/2020 12/5/2020 Sleepy Hollow Rd 19795 (4’x4′ Road Cut, 60′ Bore)
11/23/2020 12/7/2020 Violet Dr 524 (3’x16′ Road Cut)
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Cielo Vista St 219 (110′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped, 4PH)
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Defoe Av 6710/Metropolitan St (250′ Bore, 1HH,1 Ped, 4PH)
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Eliot Av 6425 (40′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped, 4PH)
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Ketchum Dr 6875 (305′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped, 0PH)
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Kipling St 6945 (Bore 740′, 1HH, 1Ped, 0PH)
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Metropolitan St 6640 (465′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped, 8PH)
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Metropolitan St 6814/Snead/Player; 980′ Bore,1HH,1PD,12PH
10/8/2020 12/8/2020 Squire St 500/Cielo Vista/Eliot; 1225′ Bore,2HH,2Peds,8PH
10/9/2020 12/9/2020 Meadowbrook Pkwy 2103 (30′ Trench, 1HH, 2PH)
11/9/2020 12/9/2020 Marabou Wy 4980 (4’x5′ Road Cut, 20′ Bore)
11/9/2020 12/9/2020 Shawnee Dr (Constitution-Hunter Jumper); 10’x30′, 20’x30′
11/18/2020 12/10/2020 Baptist Rd (Gleneagle Dr-Leather Chaps Dr); TC Only
10/5/2020 12/12/2020 Paint Mine Rd (Paint Mines Restoration Project); TC Only
10/12/2020 12/12/2020 Chantilly Pl 6342 (90′ bore to bury exposed line)
10/12/2020 12/12/2020 Chantilly Pl 6470 (125′ bore to bury exposed line)
11/13/2020 12/13/2020 Lindsey Ln 12340 (Replace Pole 84, Anchor Pole X)
11/13/2020 12/13/2020 S Peyton Hwy 17675 (Replace Pole 43 and OH Crossing)
11/3/2020 12/15/2020 Forest Lakes Dr 3554-3674 (60′ Bore, 2’x1355′ Trench)
11/16/2020 12/16/2020 Burgess Rd (300′ W of Shipman Ln); 60′ Bore, 4PH
11/27/2020 12/17/2020 Struthers Rd 13737 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 28′ Bore)
11/18/2020 12/18/2020 Hunter Jumper Dr @ Horsemanship/Grand Prix (TC Only)
11/18/2020 12/18/2020 Catalina Dr 316 (1-12″ Road Core)
11/18/2020 12/18/2020 Crestridge Av 211 (1-12″ Road Core)
11/18/2020 12/18/2020 Clover Cir E 18 and 24 (2-12″ Road Cores)
11/18/2020 12/18/2020 Crestridge Av 211 (1-12″ Road Core)
11/18/2020 12/18/2020 Hodgen Rd (Btw Meridian Rd/Goshawk Rd); Road Grading
11/16/2020 12/20/2020 Silver Nell Dr 4457 (4’x4′ Road Cut, 60′ Bore)
11/11/2020 12/21/2020 E Woodmen Rd/Meridian Rd (2-6’x10′ Road Cuts)
11/23/2020 12/23/2020 Black Forest Rd 16808 (80′ Bore, 3’x3′ Pit, 2PH, 5′ Trench)
11/23/2020 12/23/2020 Fremont Fort Dr 17695 (2’x2′ Shoulder Cut)
11/23/2020 12/23/2020 Monument Hill Rd/Woodmoor Drive/Hwy 105
11/27/2020 12/23/2020 Struthers Rd 13737 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 28′ Bore)
11/30/2020 12/30/2020 Shipman Ln (11708 Shaugnessy Rd); 6’x6′ Road Cut, 60′ Bore
6/17/2020 12/31/2020 Walker Rd (E of Hwy 83)/Hwy 105 (W of Hwy 83); TC Only
9/16/2020 12/31/2020 Woodhaven Dr (E of Pond View); 239′ Bore, 39′ Trench, 2-Pits
9/16/2020 12/31/2020 Woodhaven Dr (W of Grama Ridge); 70′ Bore Across Road
10/1/2020 12/31/2020 Canterbury Dr 17845 (6’x6′ Road Cut)
10/16/2020 12/31/2020 Chimayo Dr 2578 (2’x18′ Road Cut)
10/26/2020 12/31/2020 Bridle Bit/Shoup/Tahosa/Morris/Wapiti/Kakatosi/Falcon Dr
11/25/2020 12/31/2020 McClelland Rd 15343 (Replace Pole 61, New OH Crossing)
11/2/2020 1/2/2021 Powderhorn Dr 530 (20′ Bore, 60′ Trench, 1Ped)
11/9/2020 1/9/2021 Bradley Rd 5110 (S Side, W from Alturas Dr); 200′ Bore, 4PH)
11/10/2020 1/10/2021 Bent Grass Meadows Dr (8090 Meridian Park Dr); Bore, 1Ped
11/10/2020 1/10/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy 1190 (405′ Bore, 2 Peds, 2HH, 6PH)
11/10/2020 1/10/2021 Red Granite Lp 7917 (20′ Trench, Proof Conduit)
11/10/2020 1/10/2021 Sandy Ct 8140 (500′ Bore, 1 Ped/HH, 5PH)
11/11/2020 1/11/2021 Goldfield Dr 6780 (610′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped)
11/23/2020 1/11/2021 Marksheffel Rd (7765 Venture St); 20′ Trench, 2 Peds, 5PH
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Chantilly Pl 6345 (78′ bore along E side)
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Chantilly Pl 6334 (88′ Bore along W side)
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Levi Ln 4320 (3’x3′ Road Cut for New Power Supply)
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy 1190 (240′ Bore along E Side)
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Chippewa Rd (Park Ridge Ct-Noble St); 1490′ Bore, 1HH,4PH
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Chippewa Rd/Peterson Rd (808′ Bore, 1HH, 4PH)
11/9/2020 1/31/2021 Fort Smith Rd (8373-8401); 6’x30′ Road Cut
12/1/2020 2/26/2021 S Academy Bd (Magrath Av); TC Only
11/23/2020 2/28/2021 Glenarm Rd (Hwy 85 to End); 3’x1417′ Road Cut
10/19/2020 4/30/2021 Grinnell Bd/Fontaine Bd (Appx. 20PH for SUE/EPC Project)
11/23/2020 4/30/2021 Bent Grass Meadows/Meridian Rd (Storm Drain/Accel Lane)
ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – December 7 – December 10, 2020
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
Antelope Meadows Circle North of Rolling Tunder Remove & Replace Curb/Gutter & Sidewalk
Rolling Thunder Remove & Replace Curb/Gutter & Sidewalk
Bridal Vail Way North of Rolling Thunder Paving
Nulato Concrete, Excavation & Paving
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Meridan Ranch Blvd: Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East and West side
Rainbow Bridge Dr: Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East side
Service Requests: 6560 Mohican Dr, 3565 – 3615 Richmond, Inlet @ Chippewa & Omaha
CRACK SEAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Calhan Highway from Judge Orr to SH 94
SURVEYOR WORK IN THE ROW
Ellicott Hwy. Bridge N. of Hwy 94 Design Survey
5065 Vessey Rd Design Survey
Kenedo Circle Design Survey
Calumet ROW Verification
Powderhorn ROW Verification
Cheyenne Way ROW Verification
Arapahoe ROW Verification
Funk Road ROW Verification
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Subgrade prep for US 24 continues. Work on box culvert continues. Construction of New Meridian Road and Intersection and Old Meridian and Swingline
McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout and New Meridian Reconstruction
Project complete pending addition of pedestrian crossing signals and curb ramps. New Meridian will remain closed until intersection of New Meridian / US24 is complete.
WORK IN THE ROW PERMITS OPEN DURING THIS WEEK
Permit Applicant’s Start Date Permit Applicant’s Completion Date Project Location
6/17/20 12/31/20 Walker Rd (E of Hwy 83)/Hwy 105 (W of Hwy 83); TC Only
9/16/20 12/31/20 Woodhaven Dr (E of Pond View); 239′ Bore, 39′ Trench, 2-Pits
9/16/20 12/31/20 Woodhaven Dr (W of Grama Ridge); 70′ Bore Across Road
10/1/20 12/31/20 Canterbury Dr 17845 (6’x6′ Road Cut)
10/8/20 12/8/20 Cielo Vista St 219 (110′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped, 4PH)
10/8/20 12/8/20 Defoe Av 6710/Metropolitan St (250′ Bore, 1HH,1 Ped, 4PH)
10/8/20 12/8/20 Eliot Av 6425 (40′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped, 4PH)
10/8/20 12/8/20 Ketchum Dr 6875 (305′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped, 0PH)
10/16/20 12/31/20 Chimayo Dr 2578 (2’x18′ Road Cut)
10/19/20 4/30/21 Grinnell Bd/Fontaine Bd (Appx. 20PH for SUE/EPC Project)
10/26/20 12/31/20 Bridle Bit/Shoup/Tahosa/Morris/Wapiti/Kakatosi/Falcon Dr
11/2/20 1/2/21 Powderhorn Dr 530 (20′ Bore, 60′ Trench, 1Ped)
11/9/20 1/9/21 Bradley Rd 5110 (S Side, W from Alturas Dr); 200′ Bore, 4PH)
11/9/20 1/31/21 Fort Smith Rd (8373-8401); 6’x30′ Road Cut
11/10/20 1/10/21 Bent Grass Meadows Dr (8090 Meridian Park Dr); Bore, 1Ped
11/10/20 1/10/21 Meadowbrook Pkwy 1190 (405′ Bore, 2 Peds, 2HH, 6PH)
11/10/20 1/10/21 Red Granite Lp 7917 (20′ Trench, Proof Conduit)
11/10/20 1/10/21 Sandy Ct 8140 (500′ Bore, 1 Ped/HH, 5PH)
11/11/20 12/21/20 E Woodmen Rd/Meridian Rd (2-6’x10′ Road Cuts)
11/11/20 1/11/21 Goldfield Dr 6780 (610′ Bore, 1HH, 1 Ped)
11/16/20 12/16/20 Burgess Rd (300′ W of Shipman Ln); 60′ Bore, 4PH
11/16/20 12/20/20 Silver Nell Dr 4457 (4’x4′ Road Cut, 60′ Bore)
11/16/20 1/16/21 Chantilly Pl 6345 (78′ bore along E side)
11/16/20 1/16/21 Chantilly Pl 6334 (88′ Bore along W side)
11/16/20 1/16/21 Levi Ln 4320 (3’x3′ Road Cut for New Power Supply)
11/16/20 1/16/21 Meadowbrook Pkwy 1190 (240′ Bore along E Side)
11/16/20 1/16/21 Chippewa Rd (Park Ridge Ct-Noble St); 1490′ Bore, 1HH,4PH
11/16/20 1/16/21 Chippewa Rd/Peterson Rd (808′ Bore, 1HH, 4PH)
11/18/20 12/18/20 Catalina Dr 316 (1-12″ Road Core)
11/18/20 12/18/20 Crestridge Av 211 (1-12″ Road Core)
11/18/20 12/18/20 Clover Cir E 18 and 24 (2-12″ Road Cores)
11/18/20 12/18/20 Crestridge Av 211 (1-12″ Road Core)
11/18/20 12/18/20 Hodgen Rd (Btw Meridian Rd/Goshawk Rd); Road Grading
11/18/20 12/10/20 Baptist Rd (Gleneagle Dr-Leather Chaps Dr); TC Only
11/23/20 1/11/21 Marksheffel Rd (7765 Venture St); 20′ Trench, 2 Peds, 5PH
11/23/20 12/23/20 Black Forest Rd 16808 (80′ Bore, 3’x3′ Pit, 2PH, 5′ Trench)
11/23/20 12/7/20 Violet Dr 524 (3’x16′ Road Cut)
11/23/20 12/23/20 Fremont Fort Dr 17695 (2’x2′ Shoulder Cut)
11/23/20 12/23/20 Monument Hill Rd/Woodmoor Drive/Hwy 105
11/18/20 12/18/20 Hunter Jumper Dr @ Horsemanship/Grand Prix (TC Only)
11/25/20 12/31/20 McClelland Rd 15343 (Replace Pole 61, New OH Crossing)
11/23/20 2/28/21 Glenarm Rd (Hwy 85 to End); 3’x1417′ Road Cut
11/23/20 4/30/21 Bent Grass Meadows/Meridian Rd (Storm Drain/Accel Lane)
11/27/20 12/23/20 Struthers Rd 13737 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 28′ Bore)
11/27/20 12/17/20 Struthers Rd 13737 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 28′ Bore)
11/30/20 12/30/20 Shipman Ln (11708 Shaugnessy Rd); 6’x6′ Road Cut, 60′ Bore
12/1/20 2/26/21 S Academy Bd (Magrath Av); TC Only

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: 2021

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 2019-2020, Construction 2020-2021

Information current as of 11/05/2020

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

From Road: Baptist Rd / Hodgen Rd
To Road: Roller Coaster Rd
Current Status: Conceptual 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 11/02/2020

Project: Beacon Lite Road

From Road: Wakonda Way
To Road: County Line Rd / Palmer Divide Rd
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: $4,361,000 (total estimate)
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 11/02/2020

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: Study – completed / Design – completion estimated for early 2021 / Construction – mid to late 2021

Information current as of 12/01/2020

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: Corridor study

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

Information current as of 12/01/2020

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: Preliminary Contract
Start: 2020
End: 2022

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: Design 2020-2021, Construction 2021-2022

Information current as of 12/01/2020

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 2020-2021

Information current as of 12/02/2020

Project: Colorado Avenue/Manitou Avenue
(Westside Avenue Action Plan: WAAP)

Video updates are available on the news release page.

From Road: US-24 Interchange
To Road: North 31st Street
Current Status: Construction is substantially complete
Start: January 2017
End: Substantial Completion at End of 2019 with minor items and punch-out work occurring in 2020

Project Details:

This project is a joint effort between El Paso County, the City of Manitou Springs, and the City of Colorado Springs. El Paso County is managing this multi-jurisdictional project. The Corridor Study phase developed recommendations for short-term transportation and safety improvements, and a long range livable, walkable, economic vision for the 1.5 miles of West Colorado and Manitou Avenues between North 31st Street and the US-24 interchange. The planning phase of the project (funded by CDOT) concluded with a Public Open House on March 20, 2013, in which the preferred three lane option, as recommended by citizens and stakeholders, was presented to the public. The three lane option involves one traffic lane in each direction eastbound and westbound and a center left-turn lane. A dedicated left turn lane would reduce accidents, primarily caused by cars stopping to make left turns on the current cross-section. The preliminary design phase (funded by CDOT) was completed in late 2014, and resulted in 30 percent design plans for the corridor. Final design was substantially completed in 2016 culminating in an RFP being issued for construction in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The major project elements include roadway improvements, a new bridge and wall structures associated with the relocation of portions of Fountain Creek and the Midland trail, signals, drainage and utility improvements including new water and sanitary facilities, street lighting, and undergrounding of most of the overhead electric and communication lines, sidewalks, and streetscape/landscaping elements.

Project Team: El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs, City of Manitou Springs, CDOT, FHU, Jacobs, Wildcat Construction
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County/PPRTA
Cost: $41,300,000
Project Manager: Brett Hartzell
Contact: http://westsideplan.com/dt/waapAContactUs.html

Schedule: Corridor Study 2013-2014, Preliminary Design 2014-2015, Final Design 2015-2016, Begin Construction January 2017

Information current as of 12/01/2020

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

From Road: Monument Hill Road
To Road: Woodmoor Drive
Current Status: Planning / 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 2019-2020, Construction TBD

Information current as of 11/05/2020

Project: Elbert Road Bridge Deck Replacement

Road: Elbert Rd between Latigo Rd and Murphy Rd
Current Status: Planning
Start: Early 2021
End: Spring 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 early 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 Spring 2021

Information current as of 11/06/2020

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

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 August 12, El Paso County Department of Public Works’ contractor, HEI Civil, will begin work on US 24 between Falcon Hwy and New Meridian Road for approximately one year through July 2021. Work will require a 24/7 shoulder closure on eastbound US 24 to complete removal and erosion control work, extend the existing concrete box culvert, and place embankment in connection with the US 24 and Meridian Road Improvements Project.

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 or after August 12, there will be minimal shoulder closures on US-24 and “Old Meridian Rd”
Detour Route: none
Project Type: PPRTA/Federal/County
Cost: $11,000,000 total project
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design Phase 2014-2019, Construction 2020-2021

Information current as of 12/02/2020

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 12/02/2020

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 11/06/2020

Project: Fountain Mesa Rd and Caballero Ave Intersection

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

Project Details:
This project consists of a complete traffic analysis and intersection redesign/reconstruction.

Project Team: HR Green
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Estimated Cost: $2,400,000 total project
Project Manager: Brett Hartzell
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2021, Construction 2021-2022

Information current as of 12/01/2020

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 corridor study was completed in late 2012 and information posted to the website. Project Segment A (I-25 to Lake Woodmoor Drive) has been approved for federal funding and will move forward into preliminary design in 2015. The remainder of the project improvements (from Lake Woodmoor Drive to SH 83) is funded through the reauthorization of the voter approved PPRTA Capital program, and preliminary design will commence in 2015. El Paso County will update this status as the project changes.

Project Update, January 2019: El Paso County continues to move forward with the Highway 105 corridor improvements from Interstate 25 to State Highway 83. The design, property acquisition, and construction for these improvements are being accomplished in multiple phases. El Paso County has an agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for federal funding for final design and 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 an update to this study. The purpose of this 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. We anticipate completing the final design for the first segment by Winter 2020, and subject to property acquisition, anticipate construction for this segment to begin the Spring of 2021.

A future public meeting to discuss the remainder of the corridor 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 in the upcoming months. The reports and presentation materials from the previous corridor study are also available and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Funding for 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
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA/Federal/County
Cost: $25,000,000
Project Manager: Mike Cartmell
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: www.105corridor.com
Schedule: Corridor study Dec 2012, Preliminary Design 2015, Final Design first segment Winter 2019, Construction first segment Spring 2021

Information current as of 11/06/2020

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 12/02/2020

Project: McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout

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

Detour Map

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.

New Roundabout and Meridian / Rolling Thunder intersection now open to traffic
El Paso County opened the new roundabout at the Old Meridian Road and McLaughlin Road intersection on July 24. The Rolling Thunder Way and Meridian Road intersection was opened on October 16. Opening the roundabout and Old Meridian Road north of US Highway 24 will immediately improve access in the community of Falcon.
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.

During the month of October

  • Rolling Thunder Way and Meridian Road intersection was rebuilt, signing and striping was complete and the final asphalt layer was placed.

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 11/02/2020

Project: Mesa Ridge Parkway

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

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

Project Team: El Paso County / TBD (design)

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 12/01/2020

Project: Monument Hill Road

From Road: Woodmoor Drive
To Road: South Entrance to Palmer Ridge High School
Current Status: Project complete – final striping completed this spring/ vegetation establishment ongoing
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 thru 2020.

Information current as of 11/05/2020

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: $TBD
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 11/02/2020

Project: South Academy Blvd

From Road: West of I-25
To Road: North of Bradley Rd ramps
Current Status: 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: $23,000,000 (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: Design 2020-2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 12/01/2020

Project: Struthers/Gleneagle Roundabout

From Road: Gleneagle Drive
To Road: North Gate Boulevard
Current Status: Final Construction Tasks / Project Closeout
Start: 24 June 2019
End: Fall 2020

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 11/05/2020

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 11/05/2020

Work Zone Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Slow down
  • Watch for signs, barricades and workers
  • Turn headlights on during evening and overnight hours
  • Follow detours when given
  • Always expect the unexpected