Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Interstate 25 "gap" project included in PPACG's new transportation plan

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:11 AM

Want to have a say in transportation projects in the region? Including "The Gap" on Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock?

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has introduced its Fiscal Year 2019-22 Transportation Improvement plan for public comment.

In a release, PPACG says it's added five new projects to the list that weren't carried over from the 2017-22 plan.

To comment, write to Kevin Rayes, Transportation Planner, 15 S. 7th St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80905, or email KRayes@ppacg.org, or call 471-7080/ext. 140.

Here are the five new projects:
• I-25 North to El Paso County Line - Construction of northbound and southbound lanes from Monument to Douglas County. This is the PPACG portion of a larger $350,000,000 project extending north to Castle Rock.

• Charter Oak Ranch Road - Reconstruct the unimproved 2 lane road to collector standards from Highway 85/87 to Gate 19 at Fort Carson.

• Fountain Creek Regional Trail Extension through Downtown Fountain - Extend as a paved trail from Fountain Creek Regional Park to Hanson Park trailhead southerly through downtown Fountain to the Adams Open Space Trail adjacent to the Fountain Public Library.

• Mountain Metro Transit Route 12 Phase 4 Enhancements - This project will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and the driving public by:
  a. Adding new sidewalks and segments of curb and gutter to complete missing links.
    b. Widening or reconstructing sidewalks to ensure ADA accessibility.
   c. Adding ADA accessible pedestrian ramps and improving access to transit stops along the corridor.
   d. Installing transit waiting pads and adding signage and pavement markings where missing or in poor condition.
   e. Adding striped, marked and signed bicycle lanes throughout the corridor.

• 30th Street Roadway/Safety Improvements - Construct roadway and safety improvements along 30th Street from Fontanero Street to Mesa Road. The project includes the construction of multi-purpose shoulders, drainage/stormwater improvements, resolving slope erosion and sight line/radius safety issues, and intersection improvements.

All comments received will be available on the PPACG website after the comment period ends. The comments will be used during the approval process by staff and by the PPACG Board of Directors at the April 2018 Board Meeting. For information on meeting accessibility or to request assistance, contact Jessica McMullen, PPACG Policy and Communications Manager at jmcmullen@ppacg.org.

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