COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Heading into 2021, the Colorado Department of Transportation will continue to work on its plan to improve transportation to and from military installations in the area.
The Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project has four primary areas of focus within the Pikes Peak Region, all of which are strategically important in the movement of personnel and equipment between nationally significant military facilities.
On CO 94, there will be widening between milepost 4.0 and 5.5 with the westbound passing lane paving looking to be completed by the end of this month.
The other three projects --the South Academy efficiency and resiliency improvements, the I-25 safety and efficiency improvements and the Charter Oak Ranch Road improvements-- will not begin until 2021. Design plans are still being completed and reviewed.
The key reason for these projects is to improve safety, as these four areas deal heavily in not only regular commuter traffic but also military traffic as they connect Schriever AFB, Peterson AFB, and Fort Carson.
Collectively, this work will significantly improve safety through a reduction in crashes, injuries, and fatalities. The replacement of bridges that have exceeded their useful life, as well as work to minor bridges along the corridor, will reduce scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs.
Ultimately, this massive undertaking will effectively improve mobility and safety outcomes along one of the state’s busiest interstate corridors. We will be sure to keep you updated.