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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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What are the odds? Owners of Triple Crown Casinos believe they are good – so good they’re spending several million dollars to build a 476-stall parking garage featuring covered walkways into the three casinos the group owns. The garage will funnel bettors into J.P. McGill’s, Midnight Rose, and the Brass Ass casinos. It is the… Continue Reading Cripple Creek casinos gamble on parking garage

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The Colorado Springs Airport is doing just fine, thank you. However, the reality is that if area residents don’t fly out of Colorado Springs, and instead fly out of Denver International Airport, things could change. That message was emphasized when airport experts, the airport manager, and appointed airport officials addressed those attending a Greater Colorado… Continue Reading Denver stealing business from CO Springs Airport

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It’s been only two and one-half weeks since America became the target of terrorism. Aside from lost lives and economic damage that continues to mount, consumer confidence took a big punch in the gut. People are afraid to fly despite the increasingly lower airfares and some investors are pulling – what is left of their… Continue Reading Sept. 11th hits U.S. and Co Springs economies but experts predict turn-around

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