Old Pueblo Road washout July 24

Severe Storm Clean Up and Road Repairs

El Paso County Public Works crews are completing damage assessment and beginning repairs in the aftermath of the severe thunderstorm that swept through the area Monday afternoon and continued, particularly in the southern part of the County, into the early morning hours Tuesday. Old Pueblo Road washout Storm damage led to injuries to three people…

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Heat and Drought Force Reduction in Gravel Road Maintenance

When the temperature soared to a record-high of 98 degrees last Wednesday, the El Paso County Highway Division re-evaluated grading operations on rural roads. It was determined that dry conditions had reduced the road graders’ effectiveness to smooth out the bumps on gravel roads and even when grading operations appeared to be working, improvements to…

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Temporary Closure Planned for Ridge Road

Beginning Wednesday, June 20 at 7 a.m., Ridge Road will be closed between Colorado Avenue and US 24 for approximately 90 days. The closure is necessary for safety and storm water management improvements related to the Westside Avenue Action Plan project which is scheduled for completion in December, weather permitting This portion of the project includes relocation of underground…