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Major construction activities on hold for Memorial Day weekend on Milton E. Proby project

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To limit inconvenience to the traveling public, no active construction will take place on the Milton E. Proby Parkway project over Memorial Day weekend. Existing areas of narrowed lanes and reduced speeds will remain in place. Drivers are encouraged to use extra caution in these areas.

Upcoming construction activities and detours:

  • Closure of the existing Milton E. Proby Parkway: June 7, 2010, through October 2010, the existing Milton E Proby Parkway from Powers Boulevard to Hancock Expressway will be closed to all traffic. Motorists should use the Hancock Expressway Detour posted on the web site (see map below for reference). There will be reduced speeds and detour signage in the area.
  • Via Tierra And Charro Drive Access: Residents needing access to the area should use the Yucatan Drive detour posted on the web site and shown below.
  • Ramp C Flyover Bridge Foundations: Construction of the Ramp C flyover bridge foundations is underway with work in the area of South Academy and Drennan Road.
  • Drennan Roadand Milton E. Proby Parkway: Through June, crews will continue tree and topsoil removal in the area. Gas line relocations are taking place and sound wall foundations will start. 

The $55.4 million Milton E. Proby Parkway project is funded with Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) funds and has an estimated completion date of October 2011. The PPRTA was formed when voters in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls and El Paso County approved a one percent sales tax in November of 2004 to address infrastructure and transit needs in the region. The tax revenue is divided into three categories: 55% capital improvements, 35% maintenance, and 10% transit. The capital portion of the tax will sunset in 10 years.  

For up-to-date construction information, visit the project web site at or call the project hotline at (719) 268-7430.