Starting next week drivers should watch for construction equipment, shifting lanes and minor delays as they travel through the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Peterson Road. The El Paso County Public Services Department will start work October 22 on the first phase of a maintenance project with safety related concerns. The project will replace ageing traffic signals and related control equipment, install corner island medians and upgrade pavement markings. The signals being replaced are an old design with the traffic lights suspended from poles on a lengthy span of cables.
The first phase of the project involves installation of underground utilities to serve the new signal system and construction of traffic control corner island medians. Weather permitting, construction work on the initial phase is expected to be completed by November 16, 2012. Construction on the second phase will begin in January and last about three weeks. The second phase of the project will include removal of the old equipment, installation of new mast arm poles and signals and general upgrades to the signage and markings through the entire intersection area.
This maintenance and traffic safety improvement project is funded by the voter-approved Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA).
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239