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6 months 2 weeks ago

I-25 Expansion Project Nears Completion

The lane closures, grooved payment and delays on I-25 between Colorado Springs and Monument are soon to be a thing of the past. CDOT spokesman Bob Wilson said the construction work impacting drivers on that 11-mile stretch of highway should be complete by the middle of October. The I-25...

1 year 7 months ago

US construction spending up 0.6 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) - Spending on U.S. construction projects rose in July, led by strong gains in housing and nonresidential projects. The Commerce Department says construction spending increased 0.6 percent in July compared with June when activity was unchanged. The June performance represented an upward revision from an initial estimate that...

2 years 2 months ago

An inside look at Ft. Carson growth

There's a lot of construction going on right now at Fort Carson, but the centerpiece is the new Combat Aviation Brigade. News 5 got an exclusive tour on Tuesday. The Combat Aviation Brigade is $700 million worth of construction, putting up about 15 to 20 buildings over the...

2 years 2 months ago

Fort Carson growth: an inside look

These are just a couple of helicopters from Fort Carson's new Combat Aviation Brigade. Of the projects going on at Fort Carson, the CAB is the largest; involving construction of 15 to 20 buildings costing around $700 million. News 5 got an exclusive tour of new facilities and areas...

3 years 2 months ago

Pueblo West sign is gone

The sign that welcomed people to Pueblo West for decades is gone, demolished yesterday as part of a road-widening project on McCulloch Blvd. The sign was originally the west end of an arch that had been taken down years ago. It featured a large mosaic showing Lake Pueblo with...

3 years 3 months ago

Platte Ave. construction delayed

Construction and safety improvements along Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs have been put on hold through the Winter season. City officials say challenges with placing concrete in cold weather are part of the reason for the delay. Work is scheduled to continue sometime in mid-March to April of 2012 depending...

3 years 4 months ago

Downtown DMV closed next week

The Downtown Branch of the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office be closed from Monday December 5 through Friday December 9, 2011 because of construction. The county is encouraging customers to visit their main office in the new Citizens Service Center at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road....

3 years 6 months ago

E. Platte Ave. construction ahead of schedule

Crew have finished the roadwork that required the closure of East Platte Avenue in central Colorado Springs. Crews replaced storm drains that crossed Platte Avenue, which helped to flatten out the road and remove the "humps" at cross streets. "We appreciate the patience of nearby residents and motorists...

3 years 6 months ago

Beware of possible Springs street repair scam

The City of Colorado Springs has issued a warning to citizens about a possible "scam" involving street repair. A group, reportedly dressed in safety vests and driving red Ford trucks, has approached citizens following street resurfacing and concrete work. "We understand this group has followed behind our crews...

3 years 7 months ago

Platte closure

Remember that today, Sunday, September 18, Platte will be closed between Hancock and Union until 12am. This will also be the case for the next two Saturdays. Crews are replacing water drains along the road. All construction is scheduled to be finished by November. Detours are on place.

3 years 7 months ago

A section of E. Platte Ave. closed today

Work on E. Platte was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 17, but was rescheduled for today, Sunday, September 18. E. Platte is closed from Union Blvd. going eastbound and Handcock Ave. going westbound. Closure runs from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m., as crews are replacing storm drains in that area....

3 years 7 months ago

Surrounded by heroes

Last week, 24-year-old Blakelee Garrett almost did not live to see another day. While working on a construction site, he was seriously injured while using an angle grinder with a diamond blade, which impaled him in the upper leg after it caught on a piece of metal. The injury...

3 years 7 months ago

CDOT dollars in jeopardy

Colorado road construction projects and jobs could come to a halt if lawmakers in Washington, D.C. don't act soon. Colorado Department of Transportation leaders say annually about $500 million dollars for construction projects and $200 million for transit programs come from federal funding. Colorado transportation projects are in jeopardy...

4 years 1 week ago

Delays expected on Highway 85

A fiber optic project will cause traffic problems for a couple of months along Highway 85 on the south side of Colorado Springs. Conduit and junction boxes will be placed in the median and on the shoulder of Highway 85 between I-25 in Fountain and Las Vegas Street in...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Maintenance Mechanic

If you've been laid off from your construction job, this could be the perfect fit. Schriever AFB has two openings for civilian maintenance mechanics. The number one requirement is, "Knowledge of carpentry methods and techniques and skill in constructing, installing, repairing, and modifying wood structures." Starting pay...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Tech Drive to close for construction

Colorado Tech Drive will be closed December 27 through 29 for water pipeline construction at Marksheffel in El Paso County. The detour will take drivers east to either Capital Drive or Meadowbrook Parkway. Residents of the area have already been notified.

4 years 5 months ago

South Academy construction complete

Three years and $26 million later, road construction between I-25 and Highway 115 on South Academy is now complete. The project includes: · 7 new bridges · Widening of the B-Street Bridge · 2400 linear feet of retaining walls · 7 new or reconfigured signalized...

4 years 5 months ago

Proby Parkway progress report

Crews for the Milton E. Proby Parkway project say they have reached their first major milestone, and ahead of schedule. Weather permitting, a portion of the new parkway will open Friday morning, sometime after 9 a.m., two days ahead of the contractor's (Ames Construction) deadline. The portion is between...

4 years 6 months ago

Woolly mammoth bones found in Colorado

Officials in Snowmass Village say the bones of a woolly mammoth have been found during a construction project. The Aspen Times reported Monday that a bulldozer operator noticed what turned out to be rib bones sticking out of the ground while working on a reservoir project last week. ...

4 years 6 months ago

Riverwalk bridge design honored

The new Veteran's Bridge at the Pueblo Riverwalk has been given a Gold Hat Award for Outstanding Engineering Design. The competition honors the best construction projects in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. Judging is based on innovation, craftsmanship, construction challenges and overall excellence. The Veterans' Bridge, just...

4 years 7 months ago

Delays expected near Peterson AFB

The west gate at Peterson Air Force Base will be narrowed to two lanes, down from four, for road construction through October 28. The west gate is located off the east end of Airport Road. Drivers are advised to use caution and consider using the north or east gates...

4 years 7 months ago

Powers Blvd. construction project underway

There's a cone zone in Colorado Springs to avoid. Paving is underway on Powers Blvd. between Bradley Rd. and Milton E. Proby Pkwy. Expect lane closures, blocked left turn lanes, and reduced speeds. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) also has installed a new traffic signal at the Powers/Grinnell...

4 years 7 months ago

Governor to slash state budget today

It just keeps getting worse. Gov. Bill Ritter will announce another round of budget cuts on Monday as the state's fiscal emergency continues. The governor has the power to cut up to $75 million from this year's $18.2 billion budget because the state failed to meet a 2...

4 years 8 months ago

Fort Carson to break ground on fitness center

Fort Carson is formally starting construction on a $31 million physical fitness center. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Construction is expected to be finished in January 2012. The center will have a gymnasium with basketball courts, an indoor running track, racquetball courts, swimming pools, fitness and...

4 years 8 months ago

Builders learn to recycle

We all know building projects produce a lot of waste. BETTR Recycling says it can help recycle 90 percent of that material. On Thursday, Aug. 26, they'll show local buildings how to do it. Panel members represent organizations that offer recycling services and require construction recycling, such as...

4 years 9 months ago

Cone Zone on Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs will begin construction on Academy Boulevard just north of York Road Friday night. The work is expected to wrap-up July 30. Academy Boulevard is being repaved and lowered slightly to accommodate the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project. This is a very challenging task to accomplish while...

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