It’s time to celebrate as El Paso County and its partners cut the ribbon officially declaring the Marksheffel Road South Improvement project complete.
County project leaders and other partners in this project will join in celebrating its completion on Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Marksheffel and Space Village roads.
The more than $32 million, 11-mile major transportation corridor project, was funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) The contract for major safety and capacity improvements to the corridor was awarded to Wildcat Construction in November 2015.
With completion of this project, Marksheffel has been widened to four lanes through the northern most section. Further south significant safety improvements were made as sections of the roadway were realigned to add wider shoulders and eliminate sharp curves.
Hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of earth were moved and almost 100,000 tons of asphalt paving were used in rebuilding the roadway. About three miles of curb and gutter were added for stormwater management and new traffic signals were installed at the intersections with U.S. 24, Colorado 94 and the East Gate of Peterson Air Force Base.
El Paso County appreciates the patience and understanding that motorists have displayed as the critical safety and capacity improvements were 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.
Partners on the Marksheffel Road South project include El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, the City of Fountain, CDOT and Peterson Air Force Base.