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Traffic Advisory – Week of April 22 Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project

April 20, 2024 – There will be ongoing southbound US 85/87 right and auxiliary lane closures under the South Academy bridge from Sunday, April 22 at 12 a.m. through Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. to allow crews to install drainage pipe across the roadway. Motorists are urged to use caution traveling through the area.…

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El Paso County Updating Traffic Pattern at Vollmer Road and Burgess Road

April 18, 2024 – Starting on Monday, April 22, El Paso County will be making traffic safety improvements to the intersection of Vollmer Road and Burgess Road. Improvements will include a new all-way stop at Vollmer Road and Burgess Road. Closure Information: None Detour: None Safety Reminders: Reduce speeds in work zone. Watch for workers, equipment, signs,…

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Traffic Advisory – Week of April 14 Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project

April 13, 2024- Starting Monday, April 15 at 7 a.m. through Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., there will be a southbound US 85/87 right and auxiliary lane closure under the South Academy bridge to allow crews to install drainage pipe and relocate a gas line across the roadway. Motorists are urged to use caution traveling…

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El Paso County Updating Traffic Pattern at Old North Gate Road and Silverton Road

April 11, 2024 – Starting on Friday, April 12, El Paso County will be making traffic safety improvements to Old North Gate Road between State Highway 83 and North Gate Boulevard. Improvements will include a new all-way stop at Old North Gate Road and Silverton Road, as well as adjustments to speed limit signage throughout the vicinity.…

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El Paso County Conducting Pipe Repair Beneath Yucatan Drive Starting Friday, April 12

April 9, 2024 – Beginning Friday, April 12, El Paso County will begin replacing a pipe beneath Yucatan Drive between the two inlets at the Hancock Expressway and Yucatan Drive intersection. The project is expected to be completed in ten working days, weather permitting. Closure Information: Yucatan Drive between Hancock Expressway and Cantrell Drive will…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee

April 10, 2024 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by April 30, 2024. The Park Fee Advisory Committee meets to establish fair and equitable annual park development fees in lieu of land dedication…

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Traffic Advisory – Week of April 07 Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project

April 05, 2024- There will be alternating left and right lane closures on southbound South Academy Boulevard, and a right lane closure on northbound South Academy Boulevard, located on the bridge over US 85/87 starting Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m. to Monday, April 8, 4:30 a.m. to allow crews to place lane striping. Motorists are…

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FOUNTAIN CREEK NATURE CENTER EVENTS – MAY 2024

CONTACT: Victoria Dinkel, Nature Center Interpretive Program Coordinator, 719-520-6767, victoriadinkel2@elpasoco.com FOR IN PERSON COVERAGE OF PROGRAMS & EVENTS CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-499-4923, jessicamiller@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION: available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817; 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Fabulous Frogs? Friday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.…

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El Paso County Celebrates National County Government Month

April 4, 2024 – El Paso County is celebrating National County Government Month (NCGM) throughout April to showcase the essential services that significantly impact residents’ daily lives. From maintaining roads to issuing driver’s licenses, ensuring public safety, and administering elections, the county’s role is often behind the scenes but always critical. These services reflect…