Starting on or after Sunday, March 8, the intersection of McLaughlin Road, Old Meridian Road and Rolling Thunder Way will be closed for several months. El Paso County Department of Public Works’ contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure Company, will construct a roundabout with associated approaches, underground drainage system and pedestrian improvements. Businesses will be open during construction.

The signed detour route utilizes US Highway 24, Woodmen Road and Meridian Road to bypass the intersection. Full road closure will increase safety and efficiency and reduce the overall duration of construction. Drivers who need to use the detour route should plan for added travel time. Please reduce speeds and watch for workers, equipment, signs and barricades.

The project is anticipated to be completed in late Fall 2020 and will be constructed in three phases to minimize impacts to residents, businesses and commuter traffic. Future updates will be provided as the project transitions through each phase.

An Open House has been scheduled to share construction information with the community.

Project Open House

Thursday March 5th, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Falcon Legacy Campus / Patriot High School

11990 Swingline Road

Peyton, CO 80831

This safety improvement project is expected to reduce traffic collisions and improve traffic flow at the existing three-leg intersection. The roundabout design will handle existing and projected traffic volumes including truck traffic. El Paso County wishes to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation. Funding for this project is provided by Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA).

For more information and questions:

County website:

Project website: Select McLaughlin/Old Meridian Roundabout at


Phone: 719-208-8650