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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.

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

Short Term Projects

Long Term and On-Going Projects

Project: Akers Yard Drainage Improvement

From Road: Department of Public Works in Akers Yard

To Road:

Start: 2023

End: 2024

Project Details: Design and Construction of drainage improvements within the Akers Yard to meet the El Paso County’s SM4 requirements.

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

Road Closures: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: El Paso County Road and Bridge and ARPA

Estimated Cost: $230,0000 Design

Project Manager: Veronica Cid

Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design 2023; Construction 2024

Information Current as of 03/01/2024

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: $459,914.00

Project Manager: Howard Schwartz

Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design 2022-2023; Construction 2023-2024

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Arnold Avenue Bridge Replacement

From Road: Mitchell Ave
To Road: Fairchild Ave
Current Status: Advertisement for Construction
Start: 2019
End: 2024

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: $3,050,000 total project
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2024, Construction 2024

Information current as of 06/06/2024

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: TBD

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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2021, Construction TBD

Information current as of 03/01/2024

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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Traffic Study 2019 / Design TBD

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Beacon Lite Road

From Road: County Line Road
To Road: Wakonday Way
Current Status: Property Acquisition
Start: November 2019
End: Fall 2025

Project Details: This project includes replacing the existing gravel roadway with asphalt, realigning and regrading the road to meet criteria, 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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2019-2022, Property Acquisition 2023-2024, Construction Fall/Winter 2024

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Bradley Road Widening

From Road: South Academy Road

To Road: Hancock Expressway

Start: 2023

End: TBD

Project Details: Design and Construction of roadway improvements (widening from 2 lane to 4 lanes road) on Bradley Road.

Project Team: El Paso County/Stanley Consultants

Road Closures: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: Federal/County

Estimated Cost: $1,426,414 Design

Project Manager: Veronica Cid

Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design 2023-2024; Property Acquisition 2025; Construction TBD

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Bradley Rd / Grinnell Blvd Intersection

From Road:
To Road:
Current Status: Construction
Start: Winter 2023
End: Spring 2024

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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Signal Operational March 13, 2024

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Briargate Pkwy / Stapleton Dr Corridor Study

From Road: Black Forest Road
To Road: Meridian Road
Current Status: Complete
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: $430,020.00
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: https://www.briargate-stapleton.com
Schedule: Complete

Information current as of 03/01/2024

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

From Road: 1.5 miles south of US24
To Road: 1.08 miles north of Funk Road
Current Status: Construction
Start: Fall 2023
End: Fall 2024

Project Details: Bridge replacement

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design) / Hudick Excavating, Inc. (Construction)

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: Federal / County
Estimated Cost: $3.2M
Project Manager: Brett Hartzell
Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Construction late 2023 – late 2024

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Charter Oak Ranch Road

From Road: I-25
To Road: Fort Carson Gate 19
Current Status: Closeout
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: N/A
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 03/01/2024

Project: Clover Ditch Channel Bank Protection

From Road: East of Loomis Avenue

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

Current Status: Construction

Start: Winter 2023

End: Spring 2024

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 / Olgoonik General, LLC

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: County

Estimated Cost: $ 339,797.45

Project Manager: Howard Schwartz

Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Project Substantially Complete – Contractor completing Punch List and Clean-up Items

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Colorado Centre Drainage Improvements

From Road: Bradley Rd

To Road: Flagstone St

Current Status: Design

Start: 08/01/2023

End: 2026

Project Details: This Project includes drainage and geotechnical studies within the Colorado Centre Development(s) along Horizonview Dr. Project seeks to improve drainage capabilities of the development through improvements to roadway elements and drainage facilities.

Project Team: El Paso County, JR Engineering (Design)

Project Type: ARPA (Federal) / County

Estimated Cost: $5,000,000

Project Manager: John Andrews

Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design Phase 2023-2024, Construction 2024-2026

Information current as of 03/01/2024

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

From Road: Monument Hill Road
To Road: Woodmoor Drive
Current Status: Final Design Review
Start: 2019
End: 2024

Project Details: Roadway , intersection and drainage improvements

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design)

Road Closure: N/A

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA
Estimated Cost: $6,000,000 total project
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Planning 2019, Design 2021-2024, Construction 2024

Information current as of 06/06/2024

Project: Doe Creek Court Drainage Improvements

From Road: Towner Ave (South of Stapleton Dr)

To Road: Doe Creek Court

Current Status: Construction

Start: 1/16/2023

End: 2024

Project Details: This Project includes regrading and re-alignment of the existing roadside ditch system along Towner Avenue, Twin Fawn Way, and Doe Creek Court, along with improvements to existing drainage facilities and the associated stormwater outfall area to meet current County criteria.

Project Team: El Paso County, RJ Gleeson

Road Closure: N/A

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: ARPA (Federal) / County

Estimated Cost: $1,000,000.00

Project Manager: John Andrews

Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design Phase 2023, Construction 2024

Information current as of 03/05/2024

Project: Eastonville Corridor

From Road: McLaughlin Road
To Road: Latigo Boulevard
Current Status: Phase I – Final Design; Phase II – Conceptual Design
Start: 2020
End: TBD

Project Details:

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

  • Phase I – Motley Rd to Londonderry Dr
  • Phase II – McLaughlin Rd to Motley Rd
  • Phase III – Londonderry Dr to Latigo Blvd

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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: https://www.eastonvilleroad.com
Schedule: Corridor Study 2020/Phase I Design 2021-2024, Construction 2024-2025/ Phase II Design 2024, Construction 2025

Information current as of 06/06/2024

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 03/01/2024

Project: Fontaine Blvd / Security Blvd / Widefield Blvd Intersection

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

Project Details:

This PPRTA project consists of replacement of outdated traffic signal poles with modern equivalents, installation of updated traffic signal equipment, including vehicle detection and signal monitoring equipment, and construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian facilities such as curb ramps, pedestrian islands, pedestrian push buttons, and new signing and pavement markings.

Beginning August 28, 2023, Construction of Intersection Improvements will be placed on indefinite hold by the County to allow time for furnishment of materials needed to complete safe connection of the traffic signal equipment to the intersection and its associated at-grade railway crossing. Updates to the schedule will be provided on this page once timeline is fully determined.

Project Team: El Paso County, Sturgeon Electric, FHU Engineering
Road Closure: Road Closure: Pedestrians should plan for pedestrian detours throughout the construction hold period as crosswalk closure(s) will be in place as shown below. There will be no impact to Businesses or motorists as a result of this closure.

Closed pedestrian crosswalk on Fontaine Blvd

Closed pedestrian crosswalk on Fontaine Blvd

Project Type: PPRTA
Cost: $1,250,000.00
Project Manager: John Andrews
Contact: trafficsignalupdate@gmail.com or 719-924-5052
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2022, Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Goldfield Drive Structure Improvements

From Road: Fontaine Blvd.
To Road: Bradley Rd.
Current Status: Utility Relocation
Start: October 2020
End: Fall 2024

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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2022, Construction TBD

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Highway 105A Construction

From Road: Interstate 25 east off ramp

To Road: Lake Woodmoor Drive

Current Status: Construction

Start: 07/24/2023

End: 2025 (weather and resource dependent)

Upcoming Construction Work:

Beginning Monday, Feb. 25, Lake Woodmoor Dr. between Highway 105 and South Park Drive will be temporarily closed for approximately 4 to 6 weeks for reconstruction. See 19 February 2024 newsletter

Anticipated schedule is weather and resource dependent and subject to change.

Project Details:

Welcome to the website for the Highway 105A Construction Project. This website will provide information about the safety and traffic management improvements underway to this section of Highway 105 in northern El Paso County, Colorado. The site will also provide any traffic impact, road closure and detour information during construction, as well as ways you can stay informed.

Sign up for project updates, construction traffic advisories, and other important information by sending an email to: Hwy105Aconstruction@gmail.com

ABOUT

Highway 105 Project A will extend the 4-lane section east of Knollwood Drive to Lake Woodmoor Drive. This phase of the project generally includes widening and reconstruction of Highway 105, new curb and gutter, two retaining walls, intersection improvements, a new roundabout at the Knollwood Drive / Village Ridge Point intersection, replacement of the traffic signal at Knollwood Drive, new underground drainage system, and a water quality pond.

In addition, Monument Academy will be constructing new queuing lanes on the school property site north of Highway 105, and the Monument Junction developer will be constructing improvements at the Highway 105/CO-105/Jackson Creek Pkwy intersection including a second westbound left turn lane on Highway 105 to southbound Jackson Creek Parkway.

See Project Information Sheet here: Information Sheet

For more information regarding the Hwy 105 Corridor, visit the Highway 105 Corridor link.

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Project updates: Sign up to receive project update e-newsletters, traffic impacts and detour information by sending an email to: Hwy105Aconstruction@gmail.com

Recorded Messages: Updated traffic impacts available on the project phone: 719-423-8100

Website: EPC-Hwy105AConstruction

Project Team: El Paso County/HDR (design)/Wilson & Co. (Construction Management)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA/Federal/County
Current Allocated Funding: $25,500,000
Project Manager: Alissa Werre
Contact: Hwy105Aconstruction@gmail.com or Phone recorded messages: 719-423-8100
Schedule: Construction Summer 2023 to 2025 (weather and resource dependent)

Information current as of 06/03/2024

Project: Highway 105 Corridor

From Road: Interstate 25 east off ramp

To Road: State Highway 83

Current Status: In Progress

Start: 2011

End: TBD

Project Details:

The design, property acquisition, and construction for the Highway 105 corridor improvements are being accomplished in multiple phases.

Project A — Construction

The first segment of the Highway 105 corridor improvements, from Interstate-25 interchange east ramps to Lake Woodmoor Drive, will extend the 4-lane section east of Knollwood Drive. Visit Highway 105A Construction link for additional Project A information.

Project B: The second segment of the corridor improvements, from 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 and multiple retaining walls. Ongoing goals for Project B include completing final design and property acquisition to take Project B to construction.

Martingale Drive to SH-83: Preliminary design for the remainder of the corridor continues. The phasing of construction of future segments will continue to be evaluated as part of the ongoing design.

Project Team: El Paso County/HDR (design)
Road Closure: No
Detour Route: N/A
Project Type: PPRTA/Federal/County
Current Allocated Funding: $39,000,000
Project Manager: Alissa Werre
Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Schedule: Project A: construction; Project B: Final Design 2021-2025, construction 2025-2026

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Main St / Security Blvd Intersection

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

Project Details:

This PPRTA project consists of replacement of outdated traffic signal poles with modern equivalents, installation of updated traffic signal equipment, including vehicle detection and signal monitoring equipment, and construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian facilities such as curb ramps, pedestrian push buttons, and new signing and pavement markings.

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: trafficsignalupdate@gmail.com or 719-924-5052
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2018-2022, Construction 2022-2023

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Mesa Ridge Parkway

From Road: Powers Blvd (SH21) / SH 16
To Road: Marksheffel Road
Current Status: Final Design Elements / Property Acquistion
Start: 2022
End: Spring 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: $995,127.00
Project Manager: Howard Schwartz
Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2022-2024 / Construction 2024-2025

Information current as of 03/01/2024

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

From Road:

To Road:

Current Status: Complete

Start: Winter 2023

End: November, 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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Complete

Information current as of 03/01/2024

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: 2023
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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Planning 2021 – 2023 / Design 2024/Construction TBD under PPRTA-3

Information Current as of: 06/06/2024

Project: Rex and Meridian

From Road: Indian Paint Trail

To Road: Antlers Ridge Drive

Current Status: Construction

Construction Start: 2024

Construction End: early 2025

Project Details: El Paso County has designed improvements for the Rex Road at Meridian Road Intersection north of Falcon with construction scheduled to begin in early 2024. The improvements consist of installing a traffic signal, improving sight distance, widening Meridian to four lanes and adding turn lanes on Rex with full-depth reconstruction of both Rex and Meridian roads, roadside ditch and stormwater improvements, and utility relocations.

Final FAQs 01/09/2024

Fact Sheet 12/12/2023

Project Manager: Omar Lopez

Project Team: El Paso County / AECOM (design) / Contractor – ESI

Road Closure: Intermittent lane closures during construction

Detour Route: TBD

Project Type: County

Cost: $9,900,000

Contact: RexMeridianImprovements@gmail.com or 719-520-6460

Project website: https://publicworks.elpasoco.com/road-bridge/construction-maintenance-projects/#1600793556228-8faa25db-06a2

Schedule: Design: through 2023, Construction 2024 – early 2025

Information current as of 03/01/2024


Rex & Meridian Project | Public Meeting PowerPoint

Rex & Meridian Project | Public Meeting Display Boards

Rex & Meridian / Public Meeting Reminder

Fact Sheet 02/08/2024

FAQs 02/08/2024

Construction Update 26 February 2024

Project: South Academy Blvd Widening

From Road: West of I-25 near Venetucci Blvd
To Road: South of Milton E Proby Pkwy
Current Status: Construction
Start: September 2023
End: Early 2026

Project Details: This project is a component of the Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvements project.

The work along this corridor includes:

  • Widening South Academy Blvd along this mile and a half stretch,
  • Widening the bridges crossing over Bradley Rd,
  • Scour protection to improve the resilience of bridges crossing Fountain Creek,
  • Noise abatement treatments,
  • Drainage improvements,
  • Lighting improvements, and
  • Various other infrastructure work resulting in three dedicated lanes of traffic in each direction along this section of the corridor.

Project Team: El Paso County / SEMA Construction (Construction) / AECOM (Design) / Wilson (Construction Management) / CDOT (partner)

Road Closure: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: PPRTA / Federal / County
Estimated Cost: $71,100,000 (total estimate)
Project Manager: Brett Hartzell
Contact: I25CO94.mamsip@gmail.com or 719-800-2162
Project Website: https://www.codot.gov/projects/military-access-improvements-in-se-colorado/south-academy-blvd
Schedule: Construction: September 2023 – early 2026

Information current as of 03/01/2024

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: Summer 2024

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: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Additional Project Team Contact: SouthPowersStudy@gmail.com
Project Website: www.southpowersstudy.com
Schedule: 2022/2024

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Project: Struthers/North Gate Drainage Improvements

From Road: Shepard Heights
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: $4,800,000
Project Manager: John Lantz
Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460
Project Website: N/A
Schedule: Design 2015-2024, Construction 2024

Information current as of 06/06/2024

Project: Vollmer and Shoup Intersection Improvements

From Road: Vollmer Road/Shoup Road

To Road: Vollmer Road/Shoup Road

Start: 2023

End: TBD

Project Details: Design and Construction of intersection improvements

Project Team: El Paso County/ Wilson & Company

Road Closures: No

Detour Route: N/A

Project Type: County

Estimated Cost: $497,000 -Design

Project Manager: Veronica Cid

Contact: https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or 719-520-6460

Project Website: N/A

Schedule: Design 2023-2024; Property Acquisition 2025; Construction TBD

Information current as of 03/01/2024

Work Zone Safety Tips for Drivers

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