El Paso County is asking for citizen input for the future of the Marksheffel Road South Corridor between U.S. 24 and Link Road. The Marksheffel Road South project team will hold a public open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2 in the Mesa Ridge High School cafeteria, 6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway.
This study, funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, is being conducted in collaboration with the City of Colorado Springs, City of Fountain, CDOT and Peterson Air Force Base. The study has just recently been initiated and is anticipated to be a year-long process.
This project was originally envisioned as a widening project from two lanes to four lanes. Recently conditions in the area have changed; there are now plans for future redevelopment on parcels of land near the study area. As a result the County is now reviewing and updating plans for this portion of Marksheffel Road. Input from citizens, other government agencies and major landholders in the area is critical to this process. The overall goal is to identify and prioritize improvements needed to address traffic capacity and safety. This first phase of the planning study is to document the transportation and safety improvement needs of the corridor and identify the environmental factors that could impact the selection of a preferred alternative.
The open house Tuesday, October 2, 2012 will provide informational displays on the project location, goals and objectives, traffic volumes, and project timeline. Comment sheets will be available to gather input from the public on their issues, concerns and vision for this corridor.
Additional information about the study is available on the project website www.marksheffelroadsouth.com which supports on-line comment submittal.
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239