Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvements in Southeast Colorado

This extensive safety and mobility-improvement project will focus on strategically enhancing connectivity and accessibility at several military bases and facilities in and around Colorado Springs.

Project Components

Colorado Highway 94

The team will build an approximate mile-long passing lane on westbound CO 94 at mile point (MP) 5.5 to improve visibility and allow vehicles to safely pass along this stretch of highway.

South Academy Boulevard

The team will widen a section of South Academy Boulevard to three lanes to alleviate recurring congestion. Work will include striping, expanding the road into shoulders, modifying merge lanes and minor bridge work.


The team will install median barriers on a 7.5-mile stretch of I-25 between the exits at South Academy Boulevard and Santa Fe Avenue. Other work includes widening the inside and outside shoulders to 12 feet, replacing two bridges crossing South Academy, work on six other bridges and installing infrastructure to support transportation technologies.

Charter Oak Ranch Road

The team will improve the Charter Oak Ranch Road and Santa Fe Avenue intersection, reconstructing the roadway out to Gate 19 of Fort Carson.


  • Reduce accidents and fatalities.
  • Alleviate recurring congestion and reduce travel time.
  • Prevent damage from flooding.

Project Facts

  • Goal: Improve safety, accessibility, mobility and connectivity for members of the military traveling between bases and installations throughout the region.
  • Cost: $127.4 million
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Timeline: through June 2022 (pending funding)

Contact Us
  • 719-562-5514


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