Design was completed in 2015, and a construction contract awarded to Wildcat Construction at the end of 2015. Construction is underway and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2017. Phasing of construction will require road closures and detours to reconstruct portions of the roadway. Notices of pending closures and detours will be provided as appropriate.
Marksheffel Road Closure between Fontaine Blvd. & Drennan Rd. : Beginning Monday September 19th, Marksheffel Road between Fontaine Blvd. and Drennan Rd will be closed for road construction. The road is anticipated to be closed for approximately 4 weeks, reopening on or about October 14. Traffic will be detoured to Powers Blvd. during the closure period. This portion of the road will be closed to construct the new road between Fontaine Blvd and the existing 4-lane section at the County/City line. This construction will include major drainage structures including two large box culverts across the road, elimination of the sharp curve by realigning a portion of the road, and reconstructing a portion of the new road in its current alignment. Work to realign the road to eliminate the sharp curve in this section has already begun, but the road closure is necessary to complete the other major components in this stretch. The north side of the Fontaine intersection will also be completed in conjunction with this closure. Thanks you for your patience as we complete this link of the project.
Marksheffel Road Closure Extended - The portion of Marksheffel Road between Drennan Road and the Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB) East Gate will be extended to approximately the end of September. This portion of the road was closed on May 9 and was originally expected to open by September 9. The frequent heavy rains along with delays in getting some of the utilities along the corridor relocated have not allowed the contractor to complete his work in this area as quickly as planned. Work necessary to reopen the road is currently forecast to be completed by September 30, 2016. This 3.5 mile section of Marksheffel Road is closed to allow removal of the old road and reconstruction of the new roadway. The traffic detour using Bradley Road and Powers Boulevard will remain in place until the road is reopened. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we construct the new roadway.
The proposed improvements are broken into four zones:
El Paso County, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, AECOM, Wildcat Construction
Key Stakeholders include City of Fountain, City of Colorado Springs, CDOT, Peterson Air Force Base
Property Acquisition 2014-2016