More Marksheffel improvements this summer

Work on widening Marsheffel Road from Colorado Tech Drive to North Carefree Circle will begin this summer.

R.E. Monks Construction has been awarded an $8.1 million contract for the construction.

Three other firms have also worked on the project.

Wilson and Co. handled design for improvements between Constitution Avenue and North Carefree Circle.  Matrix Design was the design firm for the improvements between Colorado Tech Drive and Constitution and Jacobs Engineering will be Construction Management for the project.

Once completed, Marksheffel Road will be able to handle increased increase traffic.

The existing two-lane road will be expanded to a four-lane median divided arterial.  That work is in addition to a section of the road that has already been completed south of Colorado Tech Drive to North Carefree Circle.

Right of way property acquisition and utility easements have been underway for about a year and several utility companies will be moving lines as part of the project.

The road widening is funded through the voter-approved Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority one-percent sales tax.

Work is expected to take about one year to complete and road will remain open during the construction period.

3 Responses to More Marksheffel improvements this summer

  1. I have lived here for 8 months and no one told me, a homeowner, what was going on. I have seen the work, that has been going on and relized something was happening. I offically found out, last night, when Fox21 News had report and a camera crew out there yesterday, 1 June. You would think, that some one could send out a letter stating what will be happening, so the homeowners woundn’t be left out. This does affect us, I don’t care what others say. We have questions, that need to be answered. For example, are they going to put up a noise reduction wall, by our houses or are we going to have to deal with the increased noise? If there is a contact person, I would like to know thier name, so the homeowners can have a meeting anad find out what is happening. Thank you, Lawrence

    lawrence alaesch
    June 2, 2010 at 7:48 am

  2. Lawrence:

    Dave Rose is the Public Information Officer at El Paso County. He can be reached at aTel: 520-6540 Cell 337-9239

    He will probably be able to advise you on any public meetings planned with your neighborhood’s Commissioner or with transportation dept. officials.

    Becky Hurley
    June 2, 2010 at 11:57 am

  3. Thank you. I will give him a call.

    lawrence alaesch
    June 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm