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Milton E. Proby Traffic Advisory

Starting Monday, July 26, 2010 please be advised of the following traffic impacts, which will affect traffic in the vicinity of the Milton E. Proby Parkway Construction Project:

  1. Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2010 and continuing through the duration of the project the turn lane from eastbound Drennan Road merging onto southbound Academy Boulevard will be closed. Traffic will need to approach the light and wait for the signal to make a right-hand turn.  For the safety of the traveling public, a right turn on red will not be allowed at the Drennan and Academy intersection.  Motorists are advised to watch for reduced speeds and signage in the area.
  2. From Monday, July 26, 2010 through Friday, July 30, 2010 boring work will be taking place in the center median on east and westbound Drennan Road between Academy Boulevard and Hancock Expressway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. All east - and westbound turn lanes will remain open, but the center lane will be closed. This work is being done to accommodate utility relocations for The Milton E. Proby Parkway Project.  
  3. From Monday, July 26, 2010 through Friday, July 30, 2010 there will be curb and gutter work taking place on eastbound Hancock at Chelton between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

This work is not related to the construction of the Proby Parkway; however, it is adjacent to the Proby Parkway project and falls within the recommended detour route for the Proby Parkway Project.  For more information on the curb and gutter repair please contact the City Engineering office at (719) 385-5977. 

The $55.4 million Milton E. Proby Parkway project will be entirely paid for 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 2014.

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