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Uniformed Traffic Safety Personnel Will Be on the Job During the Installation
Motorists should plan for reduced speeds and possible detours Thursday evening and overnight through the intersection of U.S. 24 and Marksheffel Road as new signal lights are being installed. Drivers should watch for uniformed traffic directors who will be working to ensure the safety of both drivers and construction personnel.
This signal installation that is being coordinated by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Work
is expected to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and wrap up before the Friday morning commute. This portion of the Marksheffel Road South improvement project involves the installation of new signal lights that needed to serve the recently completed wider roadway configuration and removal of the old signal system.
Drivers are asked to pay attention to signs and follow direction from uniformed traffic control officers. Along with the speed restriction and detours, turning at the intersection will likely be restricted during the installation project.
The 11-mile long Marksheffel Road South Improvement project is funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. The contract for improvements to the corridor was awarded to Wildcat Construction in November 2015 and construction in various areas of the roadway has been underway for the past year. The project will be completed by the summer of 2017.
El Paso County reminds drivers that April 3-7 is National Work Zone Awareness Week and appreciates 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
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239