El Paso County Department of Public Works continues safety and drainage improvements along the southern portion of Monument Hill Road.
Monument Hill Road from the south entrance of Palmer Ridge High School to and including the Deer Creek intersection will be open to traffic on Sunday, August 18. Drivers should expect shoulder work to continue. Woodmoor Drive and Deer Creek Road will serve as the detour route for access to the northern portion of Monument Hill Road and Palmer Ridge High School.
Monument Hill Road from Woodmoor Drive to south of Deer Creek Road will remain closed to allow the contractor to expedite completion and address utility and drainage issues. Project schedule remains dependent on weather and resources.
In early July, work on Phase II commenced, while continuing work on Phase I. Work includes construction of a free right turn lane from Monument Hill Road onto Woodmoor Drive, improvements to drainage along Crystal Creek and Monument Hill Road, and road reconstruction.
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. Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes during construction. El Paso County wishes to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation. Funding for this project is provided through PPRTA.