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Federal grant bringing millions to fix some El Paso County roads

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S. Academy east of I-25; Photo: Google Maps

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of more than $18 million to help fund a few road projects around the Pikes Peak Region.

Congressman Doug Lamborn, who represents the Colorado Springs area, announced the grant Wednesday and said the money will go to projects that will "help alleviate transportation congestion and enhance the safety of the road networks that serve our military installations."

In total, Colorado is getting $43 million in grant money. About $25 million is going to projects in Aurora, and the other $18.35 million is coming to El Paso County.

Here's where it's going, according to Lamborn's office:

  • Improvements on an approximately nine-mile section of S.H. 94 from U.S. 24 to Enoch Road including additional westbound lanes, turn lanes, a signalized "jug handle" intersection, and fiber installation
  • Widening S. Academy Boulevard from I-25 to the Milton Proby Parkway approach, and sound walls
  • 7.5 miles of improvements on I-25 from S. Academy Boulevard to Santa Fe Ave., including two replacement bridges, median barriers, widening shoulders, and a deceleration lane at the SH 116 interchange
  • Realigning and widening Charter Oak Ranch Road (Gate 19.)

The Department of Transportation didn't give a timeline for the construction of those projects.

Colorado Springs / Local News

Andrew McMillan

Andrew is the Digital Content Director for KRDO.com.

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