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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

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Construction and Maintenance Projects

Short Term Projects

Long Term and On-Going Projects

Project: Akers Wetland Bank

From Road: Akers Drive across from Public Works Bldg.

To Road:

Current Status: Design

Start: 2022

End: 2024

Project Details: Design and Construction of Wetland Creation Area to be used to offset required wetland mitigation for impacts caused by future El Paso County transportation projects.

Project Team: El Paso County / Kimley-Horn and Associates

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: Federal

Estimated Cost: $403,434 Design

Project Manager: Howard Schwartz

Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design 2022-2023; Construction 2023-2024

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Arnold Avenue Bridge Replacement

From Road: Mitchell Ave
To Road: Fairchild Ave
Current Status: Final Design
Start: 2019
End: 2023

Project Details: Bridge replacement

Project Team: El Paso County / Alfred Benesch (design)
Road Closure: N/A
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: Federal/County
Estimated Cost: $2,750,000 total project
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2022, Construction 2023

Information current as of 11/01/2022

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 12/01/2022

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: TBD

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 12/01/2022

Project: Beacon Lite Road (Phase 1)

From Road: County Line Road
To Road: Wakonday Way
Current Status: Property Acquisition
Start: November 2019
End: Fall 2024

Project Details: Roadway and drainage improvements

Project Team: El Paso County

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost: $23,000,000
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2022, Construction Summer 2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Bradley Rd / Grinnell Blvd Intersection

From Road:
To Road:
Current Status: Construction
Start: Winter 2023
End: Spring 2023

Project Details: Construction of temporary span-wire signal system

Project Team: El Paso County/ Morton Electric, Inc.
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Cost: $559,540.00
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Signal Operational Spring 2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

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: Study complete and approved early 2023

The Briargate Parkway-Stapleton Road Corridor Preservation Plan and Access Control Plan will be available for public review until Friday, September 16. El Paso County encourages the public, especially El Paso County residents, to review the materials and provide their comments by visiting the information page at www.briargate-stapleton.com . Commenters should make sure to share anything that they feel should be considered as part of the planning process

Information current as of 12/01/2022

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 12/01/2022

Project: Charter Oak Ranch Road

From Road: I-25
To Road: Fort Carson Gate 19
Current Status: Construction
Start: 01/03/2022
End: 2023

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.

Roadway Improvements: The road will be rebuilt and widened in the westbound direction from the intersection with Santa Fe Avenue to Gate 19. A roundabout will replace the four-way stop sign intersection with Santa Fe Avenue. Curb & gutter and sidewalk will be added along with improving an inadequate curve radius for this stretch. Turn lanes will be added for enhancing access to business and Fort Carson.

Drainage Improvements: This will entail replacement of existing features with new pipes, inlets, and water quality/detention features along various locations of the Charter Oak Ranch Road segment where roadway improvements are planned.

Structural Improvements: To accommodate the realignment and widening, retaining walls will be constructed to retain the associated embankments that will be constructed.

Safety Benefits: Improved Infrastructure, Enhance connectivity and efficiency for Charter Oak Ranch Road, the entry point to Fort Carson’s Gate 19 from the I-25 corridor.

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, CDOT, Michael Baker International (Design), SEMA Construction, Inc. (Construction)
Road Closure: Starting on November 1st, the Contractor, SEMA Construction, Inc., will begin retaining wall and sidewalk construction adjacent to Charter Oak Ranch Road. Shoulder closures will be in place throughout the work to maintain traffic flow. Motorists should expect to see intermittent single lane closures Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, to accommodate construction activities and large truck traffic. Flaggers will be available to assist motorists as needed. These shoulder and single lane closures will continue throughout December 2022.
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: Federal/County
Cost: $15,000,000 total project
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: : I24CO94.mamsip@gmail.com or 719-800-2162
Project Website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/militaryaccesssafetyimprovements/charter-oak-ranch-road
Schedule: Design Phase 2015-2021, Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Clover Ditch Channel Bank Protection

From Road: East of Loomis Avenue

To Road: Approx. 500 Ft. East of “B” Street

Current Status: Construction (Contractor Procurement)

Start: Winter 2023

End: Spring 2023

Project Details: Construction to repair and provide protection of the existing channel bank where it has become severely eroded in order to prevent additional failure.

Project Team: El Paso County / Contractor TBD

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: County

Estimated Cost: TBD

Project Manager: Howard Schwartz

Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Construction Complete Spring 2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

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

From Road: Monument Hill Road
To Road: Woodmoor Drive
Current Status: Preliminary Design
Start: 2019
End: Design 2022, Construction TBD

Project Details: Roadway and drainage improvements

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design)

Road Closure: N/A

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost: $2,800,000 total project
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Planning 2019, Design 2021-2022, Construction 2023

Information current as of 11/01/2022

Project: Eastonville Corridor

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

Project Details: Corridor Study complete – Traffic Impact Study/Conceptual Design Report; Phased-Approach Design Commenced

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

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 / Construction TBD

Information current as of 11/01/2022

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

From Road: Falcon Highway
To Road: US-24
Current Status: Closeout
Start: 6/1/2009
End: January 2022

Project Details:

This project consists of connection “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

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: N/A.

Detour Route: N/A

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 2020-2022

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Fontaine Blvd / Security Blvd / Widefield Blvd Intersection

From Road: Fontaine Blvd
To Road: Security Blvd / Widefield Blvd
Current Status: Construction
Start: 2018
End: 2023

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

Project Team: El Paso County, Sturgeon Electric, FHU Engineering
Road Closure: N/A
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA
Cost: $1,250,000.00
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2022, Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Goldfield Drive Structure Improvements

From Road: Fontaine Blvd.
To Road: Bradley Rd.
Current Status: Design
Start: October 2020
End: Fall 2023

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 2022, Construction TBD

Information current as of 12/01/2022

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. The first segment of the Project, known as Project A (I-25 interchange east ramps to Lake Woodmoor Drive), will extend the 4-lane section east of Knollwood Drive and includes improved shoulders and additional turn lanes and sidewalks. Ongoing goals for Project A include completing the final design and property acquisition to take Project A to construction. The second segment of the Project, known as Project B (Lake Woodmoor Drive to Martingale Drive) will generally include widening the road to 3-lanes, improving the vertical alignment, and adding shoulders and additional turn lanes. Ongoing goals for Project B include completing the final design and property acquisition to take Project B to construction. Preliminary design for the remainder of the corridor (Martingale Drive to SH-83) continues. The phasing of construction of future segments will continue to be evaluated as part of the ongoing design. See link to project website below for additional project information

Project Team: El Paso County/HDR (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA/Federal/County
Current Allocated Funding: $25,500,000
Project Manager: Alissa Werre
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: www.105corridor.com
Schedule: Project A: Final Design 2019-2022, Construction 2023-2024; Project B: Final Design 2021-2023, Construction 2024-2025

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Main St / Security Blvd Intersection

From Road: Main Street
To Road: Security Blvd
Current Status: Construction
Start: 2018
End: 2023

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

Project Team: El Paso County, Sturgeon Electric, FHU Engineering

Road Closure: N/A

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost: $750,000.00
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2022, Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout

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

Project Team: El Paso County / Alfred Benesch & Company / Kiewit Infrastructure
Road Closure: N/A
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA/County
Cost: $3,500,000
Project Manager: Omar Lopez
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Project Complete

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Mesa Ridge Parkway

From Road: Powers Blvd (SH21) / SH 16
To Road: Marksheffel Road
Current Status: Design
Start: Winter 2023
End: Spring 2023

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: $799,160; Construction – TBD
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2022-2023 / Construction 2023-2024

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Mesa Ridge Pkwy – Traffic Signal at Marksheffel Rd.

From Road:

To Road:

Current Status: Construction

Start: Winter 2023

End: Spring 2023

Project Details: Accelerated construction of traffic signal at Mesa Ridge Pkwy. / Marksheffel Rd. prior to the rest of the Mesa Ridge Pkwy. project.

Project Team: El Paso County / Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA

Estimated Cost: $668,995.00

Project Manager: Howard Schwartz

Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Signal Operational Spring 2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Monument Hill Road

From Road: Woodmoor Drive
To Road: South Entrance to Palmer Ridge High School
Current Status: Project complete – final revegetation & permit punch-list items
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: NA
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 Summer/ Fall 2022

Information current as of 11/01/2022

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 2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

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: 2022
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 – 2022 / Design TBD

Information Current as of: 11/01/2022

Project: Rex and Meridian

From Road: Indian Paint Trail
To Road: Antlers Ridge Drive
Current Status: Design
Start: 2019
End: 2023

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 2022, Construction Summer 2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

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: 2025

Project Details: Roadway and bridge widening/improvements, installation of sound walls, drainage, lighting, signage and pavement markings 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: $60,000,000 (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 2019-2022, Construction 2023-2025

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: South Powers Extension Study

From Road: Mesa Ridge Parkway
To Road: I-25 at approximately Mile Marker 123
Current Status: Planning
Start: 2022
End: 2023

Project Details: Corridor Study

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

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: CDOT Multi-Modal Options Fund funding
Cost: $996,000.00
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: dotweb@elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Additional Project Team Contact: SouthPowersStudy@gmail.com
Project Website: www.southpowersstudy.com
Schedule: 2022/2023

Information current as of 12/01/2022

Project: Struthers/Gleneagle Roundabout

From Road: Gleneagle Drive
To Road: North Gate Boulevard
Current Status: Project complete – Final Acceptance & Project Closeout
Start: 24 June 2019
End: Summer 2022

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: N/A
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; warranty items, final closeout, and permit coordination complete.

Information current as of 11/01/2022

Project: Struthers/North Gate Drainage Improvements

From Road: Gleneagle Drive
To Road: I-25
Current Status: Design
Start: 2015
End: 2024

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: N/A
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 2015-2023, Construction 2023-2024

Information current as of 11/01/2022

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