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  • The next Highway Advisory Commission meeting is
    September 21, 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
  • 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).
  • REVISED TRAFFIC PATTERN AND LANE SHIFTS – Marksheffel Road – Fontaine to Link Road - Beginning Thursday, July 14th, traffic will be shifted onto portions of the new roadway to allow construction of the east portion of the road. Temporary ramps will be constructed at key intersections to connect the existing intersections to the new roadway in conjunction with the revised traffic patterns. Traffic control will be in place to define the lane shifts, and flaggers will be used to accomplish the construction. Please use caution in driving through the construction zone.
  • Marksheffel Road Closure Extended - Work on the portion of Marksheffel Road between Drennan Road and the Peterson Air Force Base East Gate will be extended to approximately the end of September. This portion of the road was closed on May 9th, and was originally expected to open by September 9th. Frequent heavy rains, along with delays in getting some of the utilities along the corridor relocated, prevented the contractor from completing work in this area as quickly as planned. Work necessary to reopen the road is expected to be completed by September 30, 2016. This 3.5 mile section of Marksheffel Road is closed to allow removal of the old road and reconstruction of the new roadway. The traffic detour using Bradley Road and Powers Boulevard will remain in place until the road is reopened. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we construct the new roadway.
  • Intersection Work at Marksheffel & Fontaine – Beginning Friday, June 10, work will commence on the reconstruction of the Fontaine intersection at Marksheffel. This work will require lane shifts to accomplish the reconstruction of the pavement and will be done one quadrant at a time, beginning with the southeast quadrant. The intersection will remain open, but lanes will be shifted to accomplish the work. Traffic control will be established to define the appropriate lane shifts. These shifts will require adjustments to the signal heads. During these adjustments, flaggers will be present to control traffic through the intersection. This work will be phased over the next several weeks. Traffic control and flaggers will be utilized as appropriate. Please use caution when driving through the area and pay attention to traffic pattern.
Forms Planning

Transportation Planning

Stormwater Planning

Construction Projects
Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority
  • PPRTA Home Page
Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority


Highway Advisory Commission

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Wednesday, July 20, 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

8. Adjournment