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El Paso County, CO, March 13, 2017 – Marksheffel Road between U.S. 24 and Colorado Highway 94 was reopened to all traffic this afternoon. Even with the Detour signs taken down, drivers should continue to pay close attention to signs and expect continued construction activity through this area for several more days.
Originally, the detour between U.S. 24 and Colorado 94 began February 17 and was scheduled for six weeks. But Wildcat Construction was able take advantage of the unseasonably nice weather to complete this section of the Marksheffel project almost two weeks ahead of that original schedule.
The next portion of the Marksheffel Road improvement project will be reconstruction and widening of the intersection of Colorado 94 and Marksheffel Road. El Paso County Public Works is still working with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to coordinate construction schedules, lane closures and detours.
The Marksheffel Road South Improvement project is funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. The contract for improvements to the 11-mile corridor between US 24 and Link Road was awarded to Wildcat Construction in November 2015 and construction in various areas of the corridor has been underway for the past year. The project is anticipated to be complete by the summer of 2017.
El Paso County appreciates drivers’ patience and understanding as critical safety and capacity improvements are completed on this major north-south transportation corridor.
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
Chief Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239