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 Jan 18 – 21, 2021

Reclaimer

  • Continuing reclaiming work on Big Springs Rd.
  • Servicing several pieces of equipment early in the week.
  • Providing support for snow operations as needed.

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Amo Rd
  • Arroya Ln W
  • Aspen Hills Ct
  • Barrington Ct
  • Beacon Lite Rd
  • Branch Pl
  • Broken Bow
  • Buckboard Dr S
  • Campbell Rd
  • Carriage Dr
  • County Line Rd
  • Danford Rd
  • Davis Rd
  • Edwards Rd
  • Evans Dr
  • Evans Rd
  • Forest Dr E
  • Forest Dr W
  • Frank Rd
  • Gordon Wy
  • Green Sage Dr
  • Juniper Rd
  • Kennedy Rd
  • Lost Rim Dr
  • McCune Rd
  • Meadow Glen Ln
  • Milne Rd
  • Mount Herman Ln
  • Pebble Creek Ct
  • Pinery Cir E
  • Pinery Cir N
  • Pinery Cir S
  • Pinery Cir W
  • Pinery Dr
  • Pinery Dr
  • Piney Ct
  • Porcupine Ln
  • Remuda Rd
  • Rifle Ter
  • Royal Crest Ct
  • Stapleton Dr
  • Sunnyside Ln
  • Turner Dr
  • Ward Ln
  • White Antelope Dr
  • White Pine Ln
  • Wildridge Rd
  • Graveling Drennan Rd
  • Continuing gravel prep on Book Dr

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Antelope
  • Antioch
  • Baggett
  • Bent Spur
  • Blasingame
  • Book
  • Bozeman
  • Calhan Hwy S
  • California Trl
  • Cherokee Trl
  • Commerce
  • Conestoga Trl N
  • Conestoga Trl S
  • Corona
  • Davenport
  • Edison
  • Fairplay Rd S
  • Fossinger
  • Garrett Rd E
  • Gieck
  • Hallelujah Trl
  • Happy Trails
  • Heritage Park Trail
  • Holtwood
  • Horseback Trl
  • Hwy 110
  • Jameson
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Jones Road East
  • Lariat Cir
  • Lariat Pl
  • Latigo Pl
  • Lauppe
  • Log
  • Lonesome Pine
  • Longhorn Cattle Drive
  • McClelland
  • McKissick
  • Melba
  • Mid Jones
  • Mulberry
  • Oil Well
  • Oregon Wagon Trl
  • Pawnee Trail
  • Pommel Cir
  • Ramah Dam Road
  • Ramah Rd W
  • Ramah Road
  • Rasner
  • Rasner lane
  • Rush
  • Sanborn
  • Scott
  • Sengbeil
  • Soap Weed
  • Spencer Road W
  • Texas Longhorn
  • Torrence
  • Trogilo
  • Whittemore
  • Gravel prep on Jones Rd (weather, equipment, and resource permitting)

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Ditching and flushing Pfost and Buckboard.
  • Pipe repair and ditching on Antelope Dr and Ranchette Tr.
  • Possibly starting Evans bridge realignment and Rip Rap placement.
  • Drainage service requests.
  • Assisting with tree trimming and trash pickup as needed.

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Walker Rd pipe installation
  • Working on service requests on Saddlewood and Shahara
  • Guardrail maintenance on Hanover Rd

Asphalt

  • Crack sealing (working on closing older service request)
  • Sweepers will continue winter clean up where applicable. Open Air brooms will do same.

Truck String

  • Stockpiling gravel material at the Ellicott Yard for Ellicott Rd and Sanborn Rd fills
  • Hauling water for maintenance 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, attending training for radar on the intersection
  • General maintenance: working on trimming trees countywide, picking up dead animals, and trash per customer service requests, snow removal on Wageman Dr, Wyandott Dr and Black Forest.

Highway Crew Schedule Jan 25 – 28, 2021

Reclaimer

  • Finishing reclaiming work on Big Springs Rd.
  • Providing support for snow operations as needed.

Akers Yard/Urban Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Altadena Dr
  • Blue Sage Cir
  • Brenthaven Ct
  • Brentwood Dr
  • Brentwood Dr E
  • Chennault Rd
  • Condor Rd N
  • County Line Rd
  • Cyprus Rd
  • Davis Dr
  • Edenhurst Ct
  • Glider Lp
  • Happy Landing Wy
  • Hawk Dr
  • Meadow Pine Dr
  • Meridian Rd
  • Moss Rock Rd
  • New Discovery Rd
  • Paddock Ln
  • Paddock Rd
  • Poco Ln
  • Ponderosa Rd
  • Ravine Dr
  • Rickenbacker Rd
  • Smugglers Way
  • Southwood Dr
  • Spaatz Ln
  • Sunny Slope Rd
  • Sunset Trail
  • Table Butte Rd
  • Vollmer Rd
  • Woodcrest Dr
  • Wright Rd
  • Graveling Drennan Rd
  • Continuing gravel prep on Book Dr

Calhan Yard/Rural Blades

  • Maintaining the following gravel roads:
  • Berridge
  • Big Springs
  • Blasingame
  • Blue Lake
  • Book
  • Bowen Ln
  • Bowen Rd
  • Brinkerhoff
  • Buck
  • Chelton
  • Corona
  • Countdown
  • Crescent
  • Doe
  • Dzuris
  • East Ellicott
  • Edison
  • Edison
  • Eurich
  • Fogarty
  • Harding
  • Impala Cir
  • Johnson
  • Jones Rd East
  • Kobilan
  • Lucky Lane
  • McClasky
  • McKenzie Ln
  • Milford
  • Oil Well
  • Pete Frank
  • Preston Pl
  • Ramah Hwy
  • Ramah Rd East
  • Rankin
  • Roslyn
  • Rush
  • Safe Landing
  • Sanborn
  • Scott Road West
  • Sengbeil
  • Soap Weed
  • Timbergrove
  • Tracy Ln
  • Upriver
  • Vorenberg
  • Whittemore
  • Yoder
  • Gravel prep on Jones Rd (weather, equipment, and resource permitting)

Calhan Yard/Rural Drainage

  • Evans Bridge realignment and Rip Rap placement all week.
  • Antelope Drive and Ranchette Trail – pipe repair, ditching and flushing.
  • Pfost and Buckboard – ditching and flushing pending utility locates and weather permitting.

Akers Yard/Urban Drainage

  • Walker Road Culvert replacement
  • Eastonville guardrail work
  • Black Forest Rd erosion fill in and rip rap work.

Asphalt

  • Working on service requests.
  • Mastic Crack Sealing will continue in the South Fork sub-division (weather permitting)
  • Crack sealing service request as available.
  • Sweepers will continue salt/sand clean up.
  • Open Air broom will continue clean up as well.

Truck String

  • Stockpiling gravel material at the Ellicott Yard for Sanborn Rd fills
  • Gravel Jones Rd
  • Hauling water for maintenance 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 and working on service requests.
  • General maintenance: working on trimming trees countywide picking up dead animals and trash per customer service requests

Weekly Engineering Cone Zones

ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – January 11-17, 2022
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
Nulato Concrete, Excavation & Paving
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Meridan Ranch Blvd: Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East and West side
South of Sunset Crater Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East side
Rainbow Bridge Demo and Pour Concrete
Service Requests:
SURVEYOR WORK IN THE RIGHT OF WAY
Ellicott Hwy. Bridge N. of Hwy 94 Design Survey
Old Meridian Rd & McLaughlin Rd Roundabout ROW Verification
Higby Road ROW Verification
18348 Will O The Wisp Way Design Survey
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Work on box culvert continues. Construction of New Meridian Road and Intersection and Old Meridian and Swingline. Grading along north side of US 24
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 RIGHT OF WAY PERMITS OPEN DURING THIS WEEK
Permit Applicant’s Start Date Permit Applicant’s Completion Date Project Location
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
1/11/2021 1/11/2021 Maxwell St 1304 (5’x8′ Road Cut)
12/14/2020 1/14/2021 Mesa Rd 4620 (2’x30′ Road/Shoulder Cut)
11/24/2020 1/15/2021 Porcupine Ln 12615 to CDS End (1’x700′ trench along E side)
11/27/2020 1/15/2021 Struthers Rd 13737 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 28′ Bore)
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Chantilly Pl 6334 (88′ Bore along W side)
11/16/2020 1/16/2021 Chantilly Pl 6345 (78′ 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)
12/16/2020 1/16/2021 Kobilan Rd 25585 (Replace Pole 109, New OH Crossing)
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)
1/6/2021 1/20/2021 Marquette Dr 509 (3’x7′ Road Cut)
12/1/2020 1/23/2021 Baptist Rd @ Jackson Creek Pkwy (NW Corner); TC Only
12/23/2020 1/23/2021 Hampton S 1724 (Remove/Replace 6-5′ Sidewalk Panels)
12/28/2020 1/28/2021 Mustang Pl 8250 (Replace OH Crossing)
12/28/2020 1/28/2021 Toltec Ln 8025 (Replace OH Crossing)
12/28/2020 1/29/2021 Needles Dr at Walden Wy/Timber Meadow Dr (75′ Bore)
11/30/2020 1/30/2021 Bradley Rd (Appx. 1000′ E of Powers Bd); PCD Project TC Only
12/17/2020 1/30/2021 Sun Hills Dr 14635 (4’x4′ Shoulder Cut, 60′ Bore)
12/30/2020 1/31/2021 Bradley Rd @ Grinnell Bd; 4-shoulder cores (1 per corner)
11/9/2020 1/31/2021 Fort Smith Rd (8373-8401); 6’x30′ Road Cut
10/9/2020 1/31/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy 2103 (30′ Trench, 1HH, 2PH)
12/8/2020 1/31/2021 Rock Creek Mesa Rd 230 (5’x6′ Road Cut)
10/12/2020 1/31/2021 Chantilly Pl 6470 (125′ bore to bury exposed line)
10/12/2020 1/31/2021 Chantilly Pl 6342 (90′ bore to bury exposed line)
1/4/2021 2/4/2021 Loomis Av 542 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 37′ Bore)
12/10/2020 2/4/2021 Red Granite Lp 7885 (Proof/Pull New Line from Build to Ped)
1/4/2021 2/4/2021 Shawnee Pl 7260 (2-4’x6′ Road Cut, 21′ Bore)
1/8/2021 2/8/2021 Milne Rd 10655 (New OH Crossing)
1/8/2021 2/8/2021 Person Dr 17250 (Replace Pole 149)
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy (Preble-Hwy 24); 1316′ Bore, 5PH
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Palmer Park Bd (Pahokee-6755 Pahokee Ct); 1170′ Bore,4PH
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Palmer Park Bd (Pahokee-Pima); 740′ Bore,1HH,1Ped,8PH
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Rex Rd/Mt Gateway Dr (1280′ Bore, 1HH, 12PH)
12/14/2020 2/14/2021 Red Granite Lp 7821 (10′ Shoulder Trench, Proof Conduit)
12/14/2020 2/14/2021 Security Bd (Leta Dr 100); 180′ Bore
1/4/2021 2/15/2021 Hunter Jumper Dr @ Horsemanship Ct (4’x6′ Road Cut)
1/11/2021 2/15/2021 B St (N Side Between 1735 to 2160); 6-12″ Cores
12/20/2020 2/15/2021 Otero Av (N of Springcrest Rd); Install Cabinet on HH
1/11/2021 2/15/2021 B St (N Side Between 1735 to 2160); 6-12″ Cores
12/16/2020 2/16/2021 Catalina Dr 311 to 303 (470′ Bore, 1HH)
12/16/2020 2/16/2021 Loomis Av (W Side from 200 to 4370); 1500′ Bore, 4 PH, 1HH
12/16/2020 2/16/2021 Loomis Av 200 to Catalina Dr 588 (1500′ Bore, 8PH, 1HH)
1/19/2021 2/19/2021 Winslow Park Dr (Hannah Ridge to Akers); 15’x20′ Road Cut
12/22/2020 2/22/2021 Carriage Meadows Dr (6650-6642 Mandan Dr); 70′ Bore, 3PH
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
11/10/2020 2/28/2021 Red Granite Lp 7917 (20′ Trench, Proof Conduit)
1/6/2021 3/6/2021 Witches Hollow Ln 4390-4590 (W Side); 1011′ Bore, 2 Peds
1/6/2021 3/6/2021 Bradley Rd @ Lincoln Plaza Dr (200′ Bore, 1HH, 1Ped, 10PH)
11/23/2020 4/30/2021 Bent Grass Meadows/Meridian Rd (Storm Drain/Accel Lane)
10/19/2020 4/30/2021 Grinnell Bd/Fontaine Bd (Appx. 20PH for SUE/EPC Project)
11/30/2020 4/30/2021 Simla Hwy/Simla Pl/Holtwood Rd/Alford Rd
10/5/2020 5/31/2021 Paint Mine Rd (Paint Mines Restoration Project); TC Only
8/31/2020 5/31/2021 Chipita Park Rd/Fountain Av/Spring St (Ute Pass Trail)
1/7/2021 11/11/2021 Morning Breeze 12797
ENGINEERING CONE ZONES – January 18-24, 2022
PROJECT/PROGRAM
FALCON HIGHLANDS MAINTENANCE PROJECT
Nulato Concrete, Excavation & Paving
CONCRETE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Meridan Ranch Blvd: Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East and West side
South of Sunset Crater Demo and Pour Sidewalk on East side
Rainbow Bridge Demo and Pour Concrete
Service Requests:
SURVEYOR WORK IN THE RIGHT OF WAY
Ellicott Hwy. Bridge N. of Hwy 94 Design Survey
Old Meridian Rd & McLaughlin Rd Roundabout ROW Verification
Higby Road ROW Verification
18348 Will O The Wisp Way Design Survey
CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
US 24 & New Meridian / Falcon Park and Ride
Work on box culvert continues. Construction of New Meridian Road and Intersection and Old Meridian and Swingline. Grading along north side of US 24
Bradley Road/Grinnell Boulevard Intersection
Test hole drilling for signal poles will occur this week with possible right lane closures in each direction throught the week
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
1/6/2021 1/20/2021 Marquette Dr 509 (3’x7′ Road Cut)
12/1/2020 1/23/2021 Baptist Rd @ Jackson Creek Pkwy (NW Corner); TC Only
12/23/2020 1/23/2021 Hampton S 1724 (Remove/Replace 6-5′ Sidewalk Panels)
12/28/2020 1/28/2021 Mustang Pl 8250 (Replace OH Crossing)
12/28/2020 1/28/2021 Toltec Ln 8025 (Replace OH Crossing)
12/28/2020 1/29/2021 Needles Dr at Walden Wy/Timber Meadow Dr (75′ Bore)
11/30/2020 1/30/2021 Bradley Rd (Appx. 1000′ E of Powers Bd); PCD Project TC Only
12/17/2020 1/30/2021 Sun Hills Dr 14635 (4’x4′ Shoulder Cut, 60′ Bore)
12/30/2020 1/31/2021 Bradley Rd @ Grinnell Bd; 4-shoulder cores (1 per corner)
11/9/2020 1/31/2021 Fort Smith Rd (8373-8401); 6’x30′ Road Cut
10/9/2020 1/31/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy 2103 (30′ Trench, 1HH, 2PH)
12/8/2020 1/31/2021 Rock Creek Mesa Rd 230 (5’x6′ Road Cut)
10/12/2020 1/31/2021 Chantilly Pl 6470 (125′ bore to bury exposed line)
10/12/2020 1/31/2021 Chantilly Pl 6342 (90′ bore to bury exposed line)
1/4/2021 2/4/2021 Loomis Av 542 (4’x6′ Road Cut, 37′ Bore)
12/10/2020 2/4/2021 Red Granite Lp 7885 (Proof/Pull New Line from Build to Ped)
1/4/2021 2/4/2021 Shawnee Pl 7260 (2-4’x6′ Road Cut, 21′ Bore)
1/8/2021 2/8/2021 Milne Rd 10655 (New OH Crossing)
1/8/2021 2/8/2021 Person Dr 17250 (Replace Pole 149)
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Meadowbrook Pkwy (Preble-Hwy 24); 1316′ Bore, 5PH
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Palmer Park Bd (Pahokee-6755 Pahokee Ct); 1170′ Bore,4PH
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Palmer Park Bd (Pahokee-Pima); 740′ Bore,1HH,1Ped,8PH
12/10/2020 2/10/2021 Rex Rd/Mt Gateway Dr (1280′ Bore, 1HH, 12PH)
12/14/2020 2/14/2021 Red Granite Lp 7821 (10′ Shoulder Trench, Proof Conduit)
12/14/2020 2/14/2021 Security Bd (Leta Dr 100); 180′ Bore
1/11/2021 2/15/2021 B St (N Side Between 1735 to 2160); 6-12″ Cores
1/4/2021 2/15/2021 Hunter Jumper Dr @ Horsemanship Ct (4’x6′ Road Cut)
12/20/2020 2/15/2021 Otero Av (N of Springcrest Rd); Install Cabinet on HH
1/11/2021 2/15/2021 B St (N Side Between 1735 to 2160); 6-12″ Cores
12/16/2020 2/16/2021 Catalina Dr 311 to 303 (470′ Bore, 1HH)
12/16/2020 2/16/2021 Loomis Av (W Side from 200 to 4370); 1500′ Bore, 4 PH, 1HH
12/16/2020 2/16/2021 Loomis Av 200 to Catalina Dr 588 (1500′ Bore, 8PH, 1HH)
1/19/2021 2/19/2021 Winslow Park Dr (Hannah Ridge to Akers); 15’x20′ Road Cut
1/19/2021 2/19/2021 Winslow Park Dr (Hannah Ridge to Akers); 15’x20′ Road Cut
12/22/2020 2/22/2021 Carriage Meadows Dr (6650-6642 Mandan Dr); 70′ Bore, 3PH
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
11/10/2020 2/28/2021 Red Granite Lp 7917 (20′ Trench, Proof Conduit)
1/6/2021 3/6/2021 Witches Hollow Ln 4390-4590 (W Side); 1011′ Bore, 2 Peds
1/6/2021 3/6/2021 Bradley Rd @ Lincoln Plaza Dr (200′ Bore, 1HH, 1Ped, 10PH)
11/23/2020 4/30/2021 Bent Grass Meadows/Meridian Rd (Storm Drain/Accel Lane)
10/19/2020 4/30/2021 Grinnell Bd/Fontaine Bd (Appx. 20PH for SUE/EPC Project)
11/30/2020 4/30/2021 Simla Hwy/Simla Pl/Holtwood Rd/Alford Rd
10/5/2020 5/31/2021 Paint Mine Rd (Paint Mines Restoration Project); TC Only
8/31/2020 5/31/2021 Chipita Park Rd/Fountain Av/Spring St (Ute Pass Trail)
1/7/2021 11/11/2021 Morning Breeze 12797

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 2019-2021, Construction 2021-2022

Information current as of 01/04/2021

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 01/25/2021

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 TBD

Information current as of 01/26/2021

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

Information current as of 01/04/2021

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: 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 01/04/2021

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: 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 01/05/2021

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

Information current as of 01/05/2021

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 01/04/2021

Project: Elbert Road Bridge Deck Replacement

Road: Elbert Rd between Latigo Rd and Murphy Rd
Current Status: Planning
Start: Early 2021
End: Summer 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 01/02/2021

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: 2020/2021

Information current as of 01/04/2021

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

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 01/05/2021

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 01/05/2021

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 01/05/2021

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:
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 01/05/2021

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. Final design for Project A is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2021, and subject to property acquisition, construction for this segment is anticipated to begin in early 2022.

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 01/04/2021

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 01/05/2021

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.

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.

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 01/26/2021

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 01/04/2021

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 01/04/2021

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 01/01/2021

Project: Rex and Meridian

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

Project Details: Intersection improvements TBD

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: County
Cost: $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 01/26/2021

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: $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 01/05/2021

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 01/02/2021

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: 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 01/04/2021

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 01/04/2021

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