Your Tax Dollars at Work
El Paso County begins widening of Meridian Road.
Many folks have recently noticed an increase in construction activity along Meridian Road. As the second phase of the Meridian Road Improvements Project kicks off, construction has been begun from Stapleton Drive to Rex Road. This project, which is funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA), is set to improve capacity along Meridian Road, as well as contribute safety improvements to the area.
This second phase continues the improvements that were recently completed as part of the first phase of construction between Woodmen Road and Stapleton Drive. The new enhancements involve widening the roadway to complete a four lane section, with a grassy median, northward to Indian Paint Trail, and then transition back to two-lanes south of Rex Road.
Furthermore, right and left turn lanes will be integrated and eastbound right turn lanes will be added at the intersections of Stapleton Drive and Londonderry along Meridian Road.
Additional improvements include a new box culvert, approximately 1,000 feet north of Londonderry, as well as pavement resurfacing and restriping between Stapleton and. Londonderry. Revisions to the vertical profile north of Londonderry are also planned as part of this development.
As with any construction project, motorists are strongly urged to use caution when traveling throughout the construction zone and should expect lane shifts and some minor delays along Meridian Road, and at intersections with Stapleton Drive, Tourmaline Drive, Londonderry Drive and Indian Paint Trail.
Around September 4 the concrete trail which runs along the east side of Meridian Road was closed to pedestrian traffic between Londonderry Drive and Rex Road, as part of the widening in that area.
Century Link, Black Hills Energy, and Mountain View Electric Association will be working on utility related functions in conjunction with the roadway improvements and Century Link line relocation is already underway.
Right now it is anticipated that the contractor, Rocky Mountain Materials & Asphalt, will be able to complete the construction by late spring 2013.
Unfortunately, in order to achieve the widening of Meridian Road, the County was forced to remove 70 trees between Londonderry Drive and Rex Road. However, rather than just cutting them down, Meridian Ranch paid to have the trees relocated to an area near the northern boundary of Meridian Ranch. The County will be replacing the trees along Meridian Road during the 2013 spring growing season.
If you should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Meridian Ranch Service Metropolitan District at
or the EI Paso County DOT at 719-520-6891.