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What to expect from CDOT’s plan to improve roads near military installations

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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.

Colorado Springs / Local News / News / Traffic

Kolby Crossley

Kolby is a reporter for Good Morning Colorado. Learn more about Kolby here.

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  1. “What to expect from CDOT’s plan to improve roads near military installations”

    The same atrocious roads everywhere else but in the wealthy communities, downtown, and now near their government funded paychecks.

    Thanks City Council, glad to see you all are still here for the citizens that live here full-time.

    god forbid you actually fix all of the roads, not just the cities money making arterial roads.

    1. WTH??? City Council has NOTHING to do with these projects. They are State/CDOT projects, using STATE funds. CO 94 – STATE highway, not under City Council cognizance at all. Same for I-25, which falls under State and Federal cognizance. That south portion of Academy falls under State cognizance as well as City Council, but it is the State that is addressing this project. As for the Charter Oak Ranch Road portion, I do believe that is outside of CS city limits.
      . . .
      You do have a point regarding the general state of roads in the city (and county, for that matter). 2C monies have helped address some of these issues, but there are still MANY more areas that require immediate attention. That takes money, lots of it, something that the voters here are loath to part with. This will only get worse as more and more areas are developed, with the (new) development roads handed over to the city for maintenance.

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