El Paso County—Capital Projects

Hodgen Road

This project involves safety improvements, including major grading and culvert installation. Construction for the second phase of the Hodgen Road project, which includes safety improvements at the intersection of Meridian and Hodgen, was substantially complete by the end of December 2013. Final stabilization was completed in June 2014.

Baptist Road West

This project includes widening from Interstate 25 to Forest Lakes Drive and the Baptist Road railroad crossing at the BNSF railroad. The project will also evaluate roadway improvements needed between the tie-in at Forest Lakes Drive and I-25, including intersection improvements at Old Denver Highway. Construction bids are being finalized, and advertising for bids should begin in September or October 2014.

County Line Road

This project will institute safety improvements along the corridor between I-25 and Furrow Road to include adding shoulders, revisions to the vertical profile and horizontal alignments, drainage improvements, providing turn lanes at key intersections and major reconstruction and widening of the intersection at Furrow Road. The County awarded the contract for reconstruction in May 2014, and construction should be complete in Spring 2015.

Marksheffel Road South

This project will access, document, design and construct the transportation and safety improvements for the 11-mile corridor that extends from Highway 24 to the future connection with Mesa Ridge Parkway and will also include the short stretch of roadway beyond this future connection to the existing terminus at C&S and Link Road on the south. Utility coordination to identify conflicts and relocations are ongoing, and the county is in the process of identifying additional right-of-way and easement needs necessary for construction of the recommended improvements. The contract for construction should be advertised late in 2014.

Stapleton Road East

Stapleton Drive west of Highway 24 was completed in 2011. This project will extend Stapleton Drive from Highway 24 to Curtis Road at Judge Orr Road. A final design is underway. The project is expected to be advertised for construction in Fall 2014.