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 July 19 – 22, 2021

Reclaimer

  • Conduct reclamation operations on the following roads:
  • Baker Road
  • McFerran Road
  • Teachout Road
  • Tobin Road

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Maintain the following gravel roads:
  • Amo Road
  • Bar X Road
  • Bar X Road South
  • Barrington Court
  • Bobwhite Lane
  • Book Drive
  • Broken Arrow Drive
  • Brown Road
  • Clements Road
  • Clydesdale Road
  • Davis Road
  • Eagle Lane
  • Edwards Road
  • Enoch Road
  • Evans Drive
  • Fawn Lane
  • Forest Drive East
  • Forest Drive West
  • Frank Road
  • Glider Loop
  • Gordon Way
  • Gull Lane
  • Hackney Circle
  • Hardy Road
  • Harmon Drive
  • Holman Road
  • Horseshoe Road
  • Kennedy Road
  • Meadow Glen Lane
  • Milne Road
  • Mount Herman Lane
  • Myers Road
  • Myrick Road
  • Paleo Way
  • Papago Way
  • Partridge Lane
  • Patton Drive
  • Peaceful Pines Road
  • Pebble Creek Court
  • Pheasant Lane
  • Pine Cone Lane
  • Pine Cone Road
  • Pine Meadows Road
  • Pinery Drive
  • Porcupine Lane
  • Quarterhorse Lane
  • Royal Crest Court
  • Russell Drive
  • Sand Place
  • Smith Road
  • Steppler Road
  • Sunnyside Lane
  • Tannenbaum Road
  • Thompson Road
  • Thoroughbred Lane
  • Trotter Circle
  • Turner Drive
  • Vollmer Road
  • Von Neuman Drive
  • Ward Lane
  • Wildwind Terrace

  • Continue shouldering operations, resources permitting

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Maintain the following gravel roads:
  • Baggett Road
  • Barney Road
  • Barnwood Drive
  • Bent Spur Trail
  • Big Sandy Creek Road
  • Blacksmith Drive
  • Bozeman Trail
  • Broken Spur Drive
  • Calhan Highway South
  • Calhan Place
  • California Trail Court
  • Cherokee Trail Drive
  • Conestoga Trail North
  • Conestoga Trail South
  • Connestoga Court
  • Corona Road
  • Davenport Road
  • Doven Way
  • Edison Road
  • Garrett Road East
  • Gray Mare Lane
  • Halleluiah Trail
  • Handle Road
  • Happy Trails Court
  • Heritage Park Trail
  • Holtwood Road
  • Horseback Trail
  • J D Johnson Road
  • Jameson Lane
  • Johnson Road
  • Jones Road
  • Jones Road East
  • Kosch Road
  • Lariat Circle
  • Lariat Place
  • Latigo Place
  • Lemesany Road
  • Little Springs Road
  • Log Road
  • Lonesome Pine Trail
  • Lost Ranger Road
  • McClelland Road
  • McKissick Road
  • Melba Road
  • Mid Jones Road
  • Mikita Road
  • Mulberry Road
  • Myers Road
  • Neely Road North
  • Oak Brush Loop
  • Oil Well Road
  • Old Paint Court
  • Oregon Wagon Trail
  • Pawnee Trail Court
  • Pommel Circle
  • Ramah Road West
  • Ranch Hand Road
  • Ranchette Place
  • Ranchette Trail
  • Red Barn Road
  • Rush Road
  • Saddle Blanket Lane
  • Sakala Road
  • Sanborn Road
  • Sengbeil Road
  • Soap Weed Road
  • Spencer Road West
  • Sweet Road
  • Tonto Court
  • Truckton Road
  • Whittemore Road
  • Yoder Road South

  • Prepare for graveling or gravel Hopper Road, weather and resources permitting

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Work with Rural Blades crew re-establishing ditches on Hopper Road
  • Re-establish ditches at 15355 Buckland Court
  • Repair culvert at 26064 Sanborn Road
  • Haul scrap metal to recycle center
  • Touch-up paint the guard rail on Peyton Highway Bridge

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Replace culvert on Indian Summer Lane
  • Conduct ditching operations on Capella Drive, Saddlewood Road, Shahara Road, and Teachout Road
  • Work on service requests as received

Asphalt

  • Work on service requests as received
  • Continue supporting the Truck String crew chipping operations with personnel
  • Continue supporting the Truck String crew chipping operations with open-air and pick-up sweepers
  • Continue milling cracks in the Forestgate neighborhood, as personnel become available

Truck String

  • Chip the following roads:
  • Allgood Drive
  • Barnstormers Avenue
  • Charro Drive
  • Daredevil Drive
  • Ellicott Highway
  • Lucky Lindy Lane
  • Red Baron Drive
  • Wing Walker Drive

  • Haul water for maintenance and projects

Traffic

  • Signals: conduct signal cabinet upgrades; work on customer service requests as required
  • Signs: assist Truck String crew chip sealing operations with traffic control; work on customer service requests as required; conduct road tabbing for chip sealing operations; 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 July 26 – 29, 2021

Reclaimer

  • Conduct reclamation operations on the following roads:
  • Lariat Lane
  • Leather Chaps Drive
  • Spanish Bit Drive
  • Struthers Loop

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Maintain the following gravel roads:
  • Altadena Drive
  • Amo Road
  • Angus Court
  • Armadillo Heights
  • Aspen Hills Court
  • Bar X Terrace
  • Birdsall Road
  • Black Squirrel Road
  • Branch Place
  • Brenthaven Court
  • Brentwood Drive
  • Brentwood Drive East
  • Campbell Road
  • Canter Road
  • Castlegate Court
  • Celtic Court
  • Charter Oak Ranch Road
  • Chennault Road
  • Chirgiton Road
  • Clovis Way
  • Corral Ranch Road
  • Crow Court
  • Davis Drive
  • Edenhurst Court
  • Elizabeth Way
  • Engleby Drive
  • Fagan Road
  • Garrett Road
  • Gourlay Road
  • Green Mountain Drive
  • Grist Mill Way
  • Handle Road
  • Happy Landing Way
  • Hare Haven Lane
  • Hawk Drive
  • Hoofprint Road
  • Hungate Road
  • Juanita Street
  • Kings Cap Road
  • Kippy Court
  • Knights Bridge Way
  • La Loma Circle
  • Lark Bunting Court
  • Meridian Road
  • Missy Lane
  • Neota Way
  • New London Way
  • Ore Cart Way
  • Orleans Road
  • Paddock Lane
  • Paddock Road
  • Page Road
  • Pine Drive
  • Piney Court
  • Plateau Drive
  • R E A Road
  • Ravine Drive
  • Remuda Road
  • Rickenbacker Avenue
  • Rifle Terrace
  • Sage Lake Court
  • Sandia Way
  • Shiloh Ranch Drive
  • Smugglers Way
  • Spaatz Road
  • Stockman Court
  • Sublette Road
  • Tackhouse Road
  • Tanglewild Lane
  • Trail Boss Court
  • Wakely Road
  • Walch Street
  • Walker Road East
  • Wigwam Road
  • Wilderness Drive
  • Windfall Way
  • Wolverine Way
  • Wranglers Way
  • Wright Road
  • Continue shouldering operations, resources permitting

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Maintain the following gravel roads:
  • Antelope Road
  • Antioch Road
  • Berridge Road
  • Big Springs Road
  • Blasingame Road
  • Blue Lake Lane
  • Brinkerhoff Road
  • Calhan Highway South
  • Cleese Court
  • Commerce Road
  • Corona Road
  • Countdown Drive
  • Edison Road
  • Fogarty Road
  • Fremont Fort Drive
  • Garrett Road
  • Gollihar Court
  • Gollihar Road
  • Guadalupe Court
  • Homestead Ranch Road
  • J D Johnson Road
  • Jones Road East
  • Lauppe Road
  • Lovaca Drive
  • McClelland Road
  • McCurdy Road
  • McKenze Lane
  • Mesquite Road
  • Milford Road
  • Night Train Lane
  • Nile Circle
  • Nomad Place
  • Oil Well Road
  • Person Drive
  • Peyton Highway
  • Preston Place
  • Pyramid Place
  • Ramah Dam Road
  • Ramah Highway
  • Ramah Road
  • Ramah Road West
  • Rankin Road
  • Rapp Road
  • Rasner Lane
  • Rasner Road
  • Roslyn Road
  • Rush Road
  • Safe Landing Drive
  • Sahara Drive
  • Sanborn Road
  • Scott Road West
  • Sopko Lane
  • Sphinx Court
  • Starved Rock Lane
  • Sweet Road
  • Tatanka Trail
  • Timber Grove Lane
  • Torrence Road
  • Tuts Court
  • Up River Road
  • Vorenberg Road
  • Warriors Path Drive
  • Whittemore Road
  • Yoder Road
  • Continue preparing Hopper Road for graveling
  • Apply red canyon gravel rock material to Wagner Road
  • Prepare Sanborn Road for graveling

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Continue re-establishing ditches on Hopper Road and working with Rural Blades crew graders tying into driveway culverts
  • Replace old culvert and install new culvert on Mulberry Road

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Conduct ditching operations on Capella Drive and Hunters Run
  • Scope pipe on Pilgrimage Road
  • Continue working on Eastonville Bridge
  • Continue painting Judge Orr Bridge
  • Work on erosion on Fountain Road and Chipita Park Road
  • Pothole for utilities on Cochise Road

Asphalt

  • Work on service requests as received
  • Continue supporting the Truck String crew chipping operations with personnel
  • Continue supporting the Truck String crew chipping operations with open-air and pick-up brooms
  • Continue milling cracks in the Forestgate neighborhood, as personnel become available
  • Dig out on White Fir Lane, as personnel and equipment become available

Truck String

  • Chip the following roads:
  • Calhan Highway South
  • Ellicott Highway

  • 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

Weekly Engineering Cone Zones

ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – July 19 – July 25, 2021
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT Remove & Replace Curb/Gutter & Ped Ramps; Rolling Thunder at Various intersections
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT Asphalt Paving; Spotswood Terrace cul-d-sac
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT Remove & Replace Asphalt and Base; Antelope Meadows Cir Cul-De-Sac North of Rolling Thunder
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT Remove & Replace Sidewalk Rolling Thunder
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
McLaughlin Road north of Eastonville Road Continue demo and pour concrete for curb & gutter and sidewalks
ASPHALY OVERLAY CONTRACT
Woodmoor Drive & Highway 105 Paving to the north
Red Rock Ranch Drive & Highway 105 Milling with paving to follow
Struthers Road north of Gleneagle Drive
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
Milam retaining wall 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
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Old Meridian Rd. will be closed between US-24 and Falcon Highway to begin next phase of the project. Traffic for Old Meridian and Swingline Rd. will be detoured to New Meridian, Falcon Highway and Gelbveih Rd. Periodic shouder closures will continue along for utility relocates. Widening of US-24 will be performed within existing shoulder closures. Brief right lane closure possible NB New Meridian north of US-24 for signal work.
McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout and New Meridian Reconstruction
Work expected for pedestrian and signal work. Work will be performed within the shoulders, and no lane closures expected.
WORK IN THE ROW PERMITS OPEN DURING THIS WEEK
Permit Applicant’s Start Date Permit Applicant’s Completion Date Project Location
6/21/2021 7/21/2021 Dorncliffe Rd 19020-19038 (10′ Bore in ROW, TC)
6/22/2021 7/22/2021 Raton Rd 14750 (18″x125′ Trench, Replace Trans Pole 131)
7/6/2021 7/23/2021 Meridian Rd @Woodmen Rd (TC for MH Access-SB L Turn Lanes)
7/12/2021 7/23/2021 Baptist Rd 950 (3’x10′ Trench)
7/12/2021 7/23/2021 Lake Woodmoor Dr 1706 (115′ Bore, 270′ Trench)
6/28/2021 7/28/2021 Leoti Dr (2315-2335 Calistoga Dr Back Lot); TC Only
7/2/2021 8/1/2021 E Woodmen Rd @ McLaughlin Rd (Median Stamped Concrete)
6/15/2021 8/15/2021 Hunter Jumper Dr/Winslow Park Dr (465′ Bore, 1HH, 6PH)
6/21/2021 8/21/2021 Ford St 710 (5855 Terminal Av); TC for Splicing Only
6/21/2021 8/21/2021 Ford St 1020, Galley Rd 6020 (5855 Terminal Av); TC for Splicing Only
6/21/2021 8/21/2021 Fontaine Bd (Security Bd-Hwy 85/87); TC Only, Aerial Fiber
6/28/2021 8/28/2021 Park Vista Bd/Cobalt Dr/Chromium Dr/Vanadium Dr
6/7/2021 8/30/2021 Geick Rd/Rush Rd (Install 33 New Poles/OH Line)
3/15/2021 8/31/2021 Fontaine Bd @ Grinnell Bd (New Traffic Signal-EPC Project)
7/3/2021 9/3/2021 Franciville Rd 7225 (130′ Bore)
7/9/2021 9/9/2021 Palmer Park Bd 6250 (210′ Bore)
7/12/2021 9/12/2021 Marksheffel Rd (7770 Palmer Park Bd); 30′ Missile Bore, 1HH
7/12/2021 9/12/2021 Marksheffel Rd (7770 Palmer Park Bd); 30′ Missile Bore, 1HH
4/7/2020 9/16/2021 Hwy 24/Meridian Rd/Old Meridian RD/Swingline Rd
6/1/2021 10/1/2021 B St (Clover Ditch); Survey for EPC Project
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
6/28/2021 6/27/2022 ANNUAL
ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – July 26 – August 1, 2021
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT Asphalt Patching
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
McLaughlin Road north of Eastonville Road Continue demo and pour concrete for curb & gutter and sidewalks
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECT
South Academy Bridge Rail Repair (@ Bradley) Bridge Rail Repair – Barricades in place (under design – construction pending)
Eastonville Bridge Maintenance (N of Latigo) Mainteance of bridge – demo, weld and paint. Bridge is scheduled to be closed for 6 weeks starting 7/12. Detours in place
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
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Old Meridian Rd. will be closed between US-24 and Falcon Highway to begin next phase of the project. Traffic for Old Meridian and Swingline Rd. will be detoured to New Meridian, Falcon Highway and Gelbveih Rd. Periodic shouder closures will continue along for utility relocates. Widening of US-24 will be performed within existing shoulder closures. Brief right lane closure possible NB New Meridian north of US-24 for signal work. North Meridian will be closed in both directions at US-24 from 7/26-7/30 for paving. NB traffic is detoured to Woodmen and SB traffic is detoured to Falcon Highway.
McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout and New Meridian Reconstruction
Concrete work in median and shoulders with shoulder and single lane closures. Work is expected to last 5 days.
Mesa Ridge Parkway
Geotechnical boring work will be performed staring on 7/26 and expected to last 3-5 days. Work will be performed between Powers and Marksheffel. Most work will be performed in the shoulder, but intermittent lane closures are possible. Flaggers will be present when needed. (This work is also identified in permit application info below)
WORK IN THE ROW PERMITS OPEN DURING THIS WEEK
Permit Applicant’s Start Date Permit Applicant’s Completion Date Project Location
7/12/2021 8/12/2021 Celtic Ct 430 (6’x6′ Road Cut, 60′ Bore)
7/12/2021 8/12/2021 Struthers Lp 530 (6’x6′ Road Cut)
7/12/2021 8/12/2021 Roller Coaster Rd/Higby Rd/Happy Landing Dr(Relocate 5 HH)
7/20/2021 8/20/2021 Vollmer Rd (S of Glider Lp); Replace Pole 50, TC Only
6/21/2021 8/21/2021 Fontaine Bd (Security Bd-Hwy 85/87); TC Only, Aerial Fiber
7/26/2021 8/27/2021 Mesa Ridge Pkwy (Powers-Marksheffel); 14-Cores
6/28/2021 8/28/2021 Park Vista Bd/Cobalt Dr/Chromium Dr/Vanadium Dr
6/7/2021 8/30/2021 Geick Rd/Rush Rd (Install 33 New Poles/OH Line)
7/14/2021 8/31/2021 S Academy Bd (I-25 to Milton Proby); Appx. 30 Potholes
3/15/2021 8/31/2021 Fontaine Bd @ Grinnell Bd (New Traffic Signal-EPC Project)
7/3/2021 9/3/2021 Franciville Rd 7225 (130′ Bore)
7/9/2021 9/9/2021 Palmer Park Bd 6250 (210′ Bore)
7/10/2021 9/10/2021 Clearview Frontage Rd 4230 (75′ Bore, 5PH)
7/12/2021 9/12/2021 Marksheffel Rd (7770 Palmer Park Bd); 30′ Missile Bore, 1HH
7/12/2021 9/12/2021 Marksheffel Rd (7770 Palmer Park Bd); 30′ Missile Bore, 1HH
4/7/2020 9/16/2021 Hwy 24/Meridian Rd/Old Meridian RD/Swingline Rd
7/17/2021 9/17/2021 Greenough Rd 7543 (7655 McLaughlin Rd); 85′ Bore, 5PH
6/1/2021 10/1/2021 B St (Clover Ditch); Survey for EPC Project
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
6/28/2021 6/27/2022 ANNUAL

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 06/02/2021

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 07/01/2021

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: $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 late Summer 2021

Information current as of 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 2019-2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 06/02/2021

Project: Elbert Road Bridge Deck Replacement

Road: Elbert Rd between Latigo Rd and Murphy Rd
Current Status: Planning
Start: Summer 2021
End: Fall 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 Summer 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 Summer 2021

Information current as of 07/13/2021

Project: Eastonville Corridor Study

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

Project Details: Corridor Study – Traffic Impact Study/Conceptual Design Report

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 06/02/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 07/08/2021

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:
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: $2,400,000 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 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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 improvements to the Rolling Thunder Way and Meridian Road intersection will continue in the month of May. The improvements will include installing ADA compliant curb ramps and pedestrian crossings. 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 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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.

Information current as of 06/02/2021

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 07/01/2021

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: 06/02/2021

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: $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 07/01/2021

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: $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: Design 2020-2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 07/01/2021

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 07/01/2021

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: 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 06/02/2021

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 06/02/2021

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 07/01/2021

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