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Traffic Advisory: Milton E. Proby Parkway Project

On Thursday, August 26, and Friday, August 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the southbound shoulder on Academy Boulevard just south of Drennan Road for temporary paving work. Flaggers will be present to help motorists safely navigate the area. This work is necessary for the future detour of Academy Boulevard in both directions.

Also, night work for utility relocations will continue near the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Drennan Road tonight, August 23, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. This work requires the closure of one lane in each direction on Academy Boulevard, 1500 feet south of the Academy/ Drennan intersection.

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 should 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.