El Paso County invites public input on the Major Transportation Corridors Plan

June 15, 2022 – In early 2022, El Paso County began the process of updating the Major Transportation Corridors Plan (MTCP). The current 2040 MTCP, adopted in 2016, is the long-range plan focusing on the transportation system, transportation investments, and development coordination in unincorporated El Paso County. To address the dynamic nature of growth and change…

Fortman Avenue will be closed for work on Fountain Mesa and Caballero/Fortman Intersection Improvements starting April 12

April 7, 2022 –Fortman Avenue east of Fountain Mesa Road will be closed to traffic starting on Tuesday, April 12, as work shifts to the east side of the road for traffic management and safety improvements at the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue. Work is expected to last 5-6 weeks, weather permitting. …

El Paso County is performing tree maintenance in the cul-de-sacs of the Arrowwood Subdivision starting in January 2022

December 30, 2021 – Starting in January 2022, El Paso County will begin vegetation maintenance at the Arrowwood subdivision cul-de-sacs. El Paso County will complete vegetation maintenance at the following cul-de-sacs to enhance emergency vehicle access and snow removal operations: Arapahoe Drive Cheyenne Way Powderhorn Drive Calumet Road Tree removal will be limited to the…

Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Monitoring High Winds and “Extremely Critical” Fire Danger Forecasted for Wednesday

December 14, 2021 – The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring high-impact weather conditions expected to hit our region Wednesday, December 15. Local officials stand ready to respond to impacts resulting from extremely high winds anticipated for Colorado Springs and all of El Paso County. The National Weather Service has issued…

El Paso County Presents 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget

October 6, 2021 – The El Paso County Financial Services Department presented the 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget at the October 4, 2021 Board of County Commissioners meeting. El Paso County provides vital public services such as public health, public safety, and critical infrastructure. The preliminary budget aims to balance the competing needs of offering crucial…

El Paso County Public Works hosts Public Open House for Peyton Drainage & Transportation Master Plan

September 28, 2021 – El Paso County Department of Public Works (DPW) is leading the development of a Drainage and Transportation Master Plan for the Town of Peyton. Public Works consultant has investigated and gathered data in support of this effort, to understand and identify challenges and subsequent solutions. The project team will host a…

El Paso County Awarded Four 2021 NACo Achievement Awards

July 14, 2021 – El Paso County Commissioners and staff were in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference this week. Part of the conference festivities included an awards ceremony on July 11 for the 2021 NACo Achievement Awards, where El Paso County took home awards in four different categories. The following…

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 27, 2021 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Public Trustee Pikes Peak Workforce Center CSU Extension Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office of the 4th…

El Paso County invites public input on the Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue Intersection Project

May 10, 2021 – El Paso County has initiated a project to improve traffic management and safety at the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue. The recommended new intersection is a single-lane roundabout design which includes pedestrian crossing areas, drainage, lighting and restriping of Fountain Mesa Road north of the intersection to Fontaine…

Rolling Thunder Way and Meridian Road intersection turning lane closure starting April 20

April 15, 2021 – Starting on Tuesday, April 20, weather and resources permitting, turn lanes at the intersection of Meridian Road and Rolling Thunder Way will be closed for pedestrian ramp construction. El Paso County Department of Public Works’ contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure Company, will install ADA compatible pedestrian curb ramps at the intersection of Meridian…