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Detours Expected 5-6 Weeks for Widening and Reconstruction
Marksheffel Road between U.S. Highway 24 and State Highway 94 will be closed to all traffic starting Feb. 19, 2017 to allow workers to complete critical safety and capacity improvements along this section of roadway. Detours will be in place routing traffic onto U.S. 24 and Colorado 94.
Improvements on this section of Marksheffel require extensive earthwork. The old road will be removed and reconstructed with a higher profile. This will allow for widening of the roadway, improving the grade and installing critical stormwater drainage structures to prevent flooding and reduce erosion.
“Safety for both the traveling public and construction workers during construction is our prime concern and the detour is the best way to accomplish that goal,” said Project Manager Dennis Barron. In addition to protecting both drivers and workers, closing this section of roadway during construction will allow workers to complete the project much more quickly and efficiently. Lighted message boards are in place alerting drivers to the planned detour.
Weather permitting, this construction work is expected to take approximately four-five weeks to complete to the point where the road can be reopened to traffic. But drivers should expect some work to continue after the road is reopened with intermittent lane closures and flaggers through the construction area. Funding for this major transportation upgrade project in providing through the voter-approved Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). Wildcat Construction Company is the contractor on this project.
El Paso County Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of more than 2,100 miles of public roadway, ranging from major thoroughfares in urban areas to rural gravel roads and neighborhood streets and cul-de-sacs.
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239