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El Paso County Publics Works reopened Judge Orr Road this morning after its contractor wrapped up paving on the culvert replacement project late last week and the striping was completed Tuesday, October 30.

El Paso County Public Works began the culvert work on Judge Orr Road, which repaired damage caused by torrential rains in 2015, in early August.

El Paso County Engineer Jennifer Irvine said, “We are very glad to have this repair work done. It will help control drainage and play a significant role in keeping citizens and travelers safe during heavy rains.”

El Paso County transportation infrastructure needs are managed through the combined efforts of the Engineering and the Highway Divisions. These two groups are responsible for a network consisting of more than 2,200 miles of paved and gravel roads, drainage systems, 260-plus bridges, and related right-of-way assets. Engineering is responsible for Road & Bridge standards and compliance; capital investment, maintenance and rehabilitation program planning.

The replacement of the pair of culverts along Judge Orr Road cost $875,000. Federal Highway Administration emergency relief money and the voter-approved Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) provided funding for the work.