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Regional governmental groups will meet with Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss transportation funding for the Pikes Peak region.   The meeting is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Penrose House Conference Center’s Pavilion.   All mayors, city council, county commissioners, town trustees and city managers in the Pikes Peak region… Continue Reading Hickenlooper, regional leaders to meet Friday

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Frontier Airlines expects to find out this month if it won a bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C. “We really hope that it happens,” said Andrea Tollar, Frontier Airlines director of sales. Tollar spoke to leaders in the Colorado Springs tourism industry Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors… Continue Reading Frontier awaiting D.C. confirmation, considering additional Springs flights

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Driving in 2012 is more expensive

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It costs almost $9,000 more this year than last year to own and operate the average sized car. Continue Reading Driving in 2012 is more expensive

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Woodmen Road open house Wednesday

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The City of Colorado Springs will present the second phase of its Woodmen Road expansion plans during an open house Wednesday. The second phase calls for expanding the road from four lanes to six between Academy Boulevard and Lexington Drive. It also includes the addition of sidewalks, bike lanes and landscaping from Stinson Road to Powers Boulevard. Planners… Continue Reading Woodmen Road open house Wednesday

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Colorado Springs will receive its share of $14 million in FASTER funds from the state government, according to news from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery will be spent for maintenance and equipment for the Front Range Express, a busing service to Denver. It will also be… Continue Reading Springs receives FASTER funds for new buses, maintenance

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PPACG awards $5 million to widen I-25

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will provide $5 million in local match money to widen Interstate 25  north. The project will expand I-25 to six lanes between Woodmen road and Interquest Parkway. Of the $5 million, $2.3 million comes from Congestion Mitigation Air Quality money and $2.7 million comes from Surface Transportation Program… Continue Reading PPACG awards $5 million to widen I-25

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U.S. 24 West closed for rock project next week

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People headed to the mountains next week should avoid Highway 24. The Colorado Department of Transportation is closing westbound U.S. 24 to traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ute Pass for a rock mitigation project. Eastbound U.S. 24 will be down to one lane in each direction for four miles between Cave of… Continue Reading U.S. 24 West closed for rock project next week

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I-25 closed at Woodmen Thurs. night

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Interstate 25 at Woodmen Road will be closed Thursday night to allow crews to install a sign across the highway. The interstate will be closed starting at 10 p.m. on all northbound lanes, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Traffic will detour via the off- and on-ramp with the traffic signals adjusted to allow… Continue Reading I-25 closed at Woodmen Thurs. night

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Review continues for mountain traffic plan

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is continuing to review test results of a plan to slow down traffic in the Colorado mountains by using pace cars. Spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says the idea is to keep traffic traveling at the same speed to avoid accidents by using police cars to keep traffic moving smoothly on Interstate… Continue Reading Review continues for mountain traffic plan

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I-25 North closed at Woodmen Road

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All lanes of Interstate 25 North at Woodmen Road will be closed today and tomorrow as the Colorado Department of Transportation paint signs that cross the highway. The work was originally scheduled for last week, but was postponed because of rain. Traffic on the interstate will detour via and the off- and on-ramps at Woodmen… Continue Reading I-25 North closed at Woodmen Road

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