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Drivers Should Use Caution Watch for Signage and Expect Minor Delays
Construction crews are now beginning work on the next phase of a major safety and capacity improvement project on Marksheffel Road south. This phase of the project will require lane shifts and detours through the intersection of Marksheffel at Highway 94.
Work on the west half of the Marksheffel/Colorado 94 intersection requires closure of 94 just west of Marksheffel with traffic detoured to U.S. 24 intersection for several days. Construction on the east side of the intersection will follow. El Paso County Public Works is coordinating with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as this portion of the project goes through intersection with state maintained Colorado Highway 94.
The section of Marksheffel further north, between U.S. 24 and Highway 94, was reopened on Monday but drivers should watch for continued construction activity with possible lane shifts to finish up that section of the project.
El Paso County appreciates drivers’ patience and understanding. Short term closures and detours make it possible to complete construction work in shorter period of time with reduced risk to both public and worker safety. Travelers are advised to pay attention to flaggers and detour signs throughout the region as construction activity increases with warmer weather.
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 U.S. 24 and Link Road was awarded to Wildcat 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 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