El Paso County Roadway Improvement Projects


Summer time brings more road construction projects. While we may not enjoy the delays, the improvements that get completed on our roads help everyone in the long run. Living in our recreational paradise is made easier with better roads. This summer promises to be no exception with several large roadway improvement projects getting underway across El Paso County. Continuing the 2013-2017 initiative known as Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance & Partnerships, Colorado Depart of Transportation (CDOT) has the funding to get many large-scale projects underway. Listed below are the current and upcoming El Paso County projects. Be in the know before you go for a better drive to work or fun.

Project: Cimarron Expressway; Cost: $113 million; Details: The interchange along I-25 at US 24/ Cimarron St. will get new lighting and signals alongside new bridges.

Project: Mesa Ridge Parkway/Powers Blvd; Cost: $8.7 million; Details: new shoulders will be added to these state highways between Syracuse St. to Bradley Rd with new pavement surfacing, line painting, and landscaping.

Project: I-25 overlay; Cost $6.4 million; Details: the road from Circle Dr. to the Nevada Ave. exit will be resurfaced.

Project: Powers Blvd. Widening; Cost: $6.3 million; Details: Powers Blvd. will be made wider between Fountain Blvd. and Platte Ave. Airport Rd. will also be widened where it and Powers Blvd. intersect, creating a 4-lane roadway.

Project: U.S. 24 East/Rainbow Falls Bridge: Cost: $2.4 million; Details: This preservation project will improve the safety and extend the life of the Rainbow Falls Bridge. Improvements include new railing and bridge deck surfacing.

Project: Region 2 (Southeast Colorado) Guardrail upgrades; Cost: $1.6 million; Details: Part of a multi-county project cable rail will be added to the 1-25 median and upgrades will be completed to the guardrail along State highway 115.

Project: U.S. 24 East Manitou Springs Overlay; Cost: $1.6 million; Details: Overlay work will be done alongside ADA access improvements, and better drainage at the intersection of Garden of the Gods Pl. along the highway.

Project: I-25 at S. Academy Blvd; Cost: $1.1 million; Details: The northbound on-ramp of I-25 at Academy Blvd will get an extended acceleration lane.

Project: Powers Blvd Signalization at Bradley Rd; Cost: $500,000; Details: a new median, lighting, and traffic signal will be installed where Powers Blvd. and Bradley Rd. intersect.

Keeping up with ongoing roadway improvements will help your commute time and travel to area recreational fun go smoother. You can find out all the details at the CDOT website, including when work is scheduled to be done for each project. Keeping in the know when you are ready to sell or buy your home, can make the process run smoothly as well. We at Springs LifeStyles Real Estate are here to help you with all of your real estate needs! As your buyer’s agent, we will strive to give you the best support we can. Call Kathy Stenberg at (719) 963-4867 or you can email her at springslifestyles@gmail.com. You can also visit us at our website for available listings and additional information.