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  • The next Highway Advisory Commission meeting is
    October 19, 2016, 9:00am.

department of public works

Executive Director: Jim Reid
Deputy Director: Scot Cuthbertson
County Engineer: Jennifer Irvine

3275 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Telephone: 719-520-6460/Fax: 719-520-6879
Current Topics
  • Snow Removal Policies
  • Road Work - Watch for Delays
  • 2016 Major Transportation Corridors Plan Update Website
  • 2016 Asphalt Paving List
  • Upcoming Elbert Road Closure - El Paso County will begin work on the Elbert Road Bridge as early as September 19th, 2016. This bridge will be closed temporarily for repair and maintenance. All traffic will be detoured to Stapleton Dr. and Judge Orr Rd. for the entire duration of this project. The detour length is about two miles. The project duration is expected to take approximately six to eight weeks for construction weather permitting. Work shall consist of replacing the existing bridge deck with new, paving the roadway, sand blasting the structure, painting and guardrail repair (view the vicinity map).
  • Marksheffel Road Closure between Fontaine & Drennan - Beginning Monday September 19th, Marksheffel Road between Fontaine Blvd and Drennan Rd will be closed for road construction. The road is anticipated to be closed for approximately 4 weeks, reopening on or about October 14. Traffic will be detoured to Powers Blvd during the closure period. This portion of the road will be closed to construct the new road between Fontaine Blvd and the existing 4-lane section at the County/City line. This construction will include major drainage structures including two large box culverts across the road, elimination of the sharp curve by realigning a portion of the road, and reconstructing a portion of the new road in its current alignment. Work to realign the road to eliminate the sharp curve in this section has already begun, but the road closure is necessary to complete the other major components in this stretch. The north side of the Fontaine intersection will also be completed in conjunction with this closure. Thanks you for your patience as we complete this link of the project.
  • Hodgen Road Bridges Now Open - The two Hodgen Road Bridges that were temporarily closed for repair and maintenance are now open. The project is still ongoing to complete painting and minor repairs, but traffic is now allowed on Hodgen and the detour has been lifted (read the Hodgen Road project press release).
  • Black Forest Road Now Open - The culvert replacement project at Black Forest Road at Kettle Creek is substantially complete and the road is back open to all traffic. Only minor finishing touches remain (read the Black Forest Rd project press release).
  • Reopening of Marksheffel Road between Drennan Road and Peterson AFB East Gate - The closed portion of Marksheffel Road between Drennan Road and the PAFB East Gate will be reopened to traffic around mid-afternoon (approximately 2:00 pm) on Saturday Oct 1st. This portion of the road has been closed to traffic since May 9th to allow reconstruction of the road on a new alignment. This area will still have ongoing construction which, at times, may require lane shifts. Please drive with caution through this area as construction work will continue. Thank you for your patience during the closure. Please note that the portion of Marksheffel Road between Fontaine and Bradley will remain closed until approximately Oct 14th.
  • Closure of the West leg of Space Village Rd and Marksheffel Rd Intersection - The west leg of the Space Village/Marksheffel Road Intersection will be closed for approximately 3 weeks beginning Monday, October 3rd to allow construction of the next phase of the project. North/south traffic will be maintained as well as access to/from the east leg of the intersection. The closure is necessary to construct the western portion of the new roadway and reconfigure the intersection. Traffic will be detoured to SH 94 via US 24. Access to local businesses will be maintained from the west. Thank you for your patience as we construct these improvements.
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Highway Advisory Commission

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:00am

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Absences

3. Approve Meeting Minutes Previous Month

4. Commissioner/Citizen Comments (not on agenda)

5. Staff Reports

     A. Administration

      B. Engineering Division

      C. Highway Division

6. Adjournment