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 Boulevard to one lane in each direction with a center left-turn lane and outside shoulders.
“Increased traffic in the vicinity and projected growth has resulted in the need for a new traffic management solution that is more efficient and safer for both the travelling public and pedestrians. This project has been in the El Paso County plans for many years. Traffic studies and analysis of traffic accident history within the corridor also support the need for the intersection improvements,” said Jennifer Irvine, El Paso County Engineer. “The project is intended to make the route safer for the traveling public, reduce risk for local residents, improve flow through the area, reduce crashes and improve pedestrian safety.”
The public is invited to learn about the project and provide public input.
What: Pop-in Public Open House
When: Thursday, May 20
Time: Prescheduled sessions between 4 and 7 p.m.
Location: Janitell Junior High School, 7635 Fountain Mesa Road, Fountain, Co 80817
Details: The project team will be available to discuss the project, respond to questions and take public input. To meet COVID-19 social distance guidelines, sessions will be in small groups with masks required.
Public is asked to call 719-244-9674 in advance to schedule arrival time.
Residents can also participate remotely through a Virtual Public Open House, which includes the opportunity for public input. Residents can log into the virtual meeting any time between May 20 and June 10 by visiting www.projectpublic.info/fountain-mesa.
FOR MOR INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS:
Project Phone/Recorded Messages: 719-244-9674
Website: www.projectpublic.info/fountain-mesa (will be live tentatively on May 20)