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.
Reopening of Marksheffel Road between Fontaine and Bradley - Saturday October 15 - Late Afternoon - Paving of the closed portion of Marksheffel Road between Fontaine and Bradley Rd is scheduled for Friday and Saturday October 14th and 15th with the planned reopening of the road at approximately 5:00 pm on Saturday October 15th. This portion of the roadway has been closed since September 19th to allow construction of the roadway and major drainage structures between Fontaine and the existing 4-lane section at the County/City line. During the closure, traffic has been detoured to Powers Blvd. The construction in this section includes 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. The north side of the Fontaine intersection will also be completed in conjunction with this closure. This area will still have ongoing construction which, at times, may require lane shifts. Please drive with caution through this area as construction work will continue. Thanks you for your patience as we complete this link of the project.
Closure of West leg of Space Village Road intersection with Marksheffel Rd.: The west leg of the Space Village/Marksheffel Road Intersection will be closed for approximately 3 weeks beginning Monday, October 3 to allows construction of the next phase of the project. North/south traffic will be maintained as well as access to/from the east leg of the intersection. This closure is necessary to construct the western portion of the new roadway and reconfiguration of the intersection. Traffic will be detoured to SH 94 via US 24. Access to local businesses will be maintained from the west. Thank you for your patience as we construct these improvements.
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