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Sidewalks and Median Work Will Improve Access and Safety East of Struthers Road
El Paso County Department of Public Works has selected AA Construction Company as the contractor for the final pedestrian safety and access improvement projects along Baptist Road that will complete the work of the Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority (BRRTA).
This final BRRTA project includes construction of sidewalks and ADA pedestrian ramps along the north side of Baptist Road from Jackson Creek Parkway to Kingswood Drive. The contractor will also install colored patterned concrete within the existing Baptist Road median from Jackson Creek Parkway to Desiree Drive in order to reduce maintenance requirements on that portion of the roadway.
The total cost for these “finishing projects” on Baptist Road is $1,383,187. The Board of County Commissioners approved the funding on Tuesday. The majority of the funding, $1,327,701, comes through the Baptist Road Rural Transportation Authority (BRRTA) and the remaining $55,486 through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). This work is being done in accordance with the El Paso County/BRRTA intergovernmental agreement (IGA) which provided for the conclusion of the Authority's operations and financial affairs. The IGA provisions indicated that EPC was to manage and expend the remaining BRRTA funds for specific purposes. All of the BRRTA funds are being used solely for the construction of the improvements together with a small amount of PPRTA funds.
To save money, El Paso County Public Works is completing preparatory grading for the project along the corridor in advance of the contractor. The preparatory work by Public Works is currently underway and is valued at approximately $200,000. It is anticipated that contractor work on the construction of the sidewalks will begin later this month and will be completed by mid-October 2017, weather and resources permitting.
Drivers are urged to take special care and avoid all distractions as they approach, and drive through, work zones. El Paso County appreciates drivers’ patience and understanding as safety improvements are made. Please drive carefully in the cone zone and watch of workers in and along the road way.
El Paso County Department of 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