As the Pikes Peak region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), PPACG is responsible for managing state, local, and federal transportation and transit funds through a document called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a short range (four year) plan that implements the long range Regional Transportation Plan’s goals, and identifies the specific transportation and transit projects for which the region will allocate its federal, state, and local funds.
The FY 2019-2022 TIP release for public comment was approved by the PPACG Board of Directors on February 14, 2018. The public comment period will end on March 21, 2018.
Click the link at the bottom of this page to read the full draft TIP document.
There are five new projects suggested for addition to the new TIP that are not being carried over from the current 2017-2022 TIP. Public comment is requested on the draft 2019-2022 TIP. Comments and questions should be directed to Kevin Rayes, Transportation Planner, through physical mail at 15 South 7th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905; e-mail at KRayes@ppacg.org, or by telephone at 719-471-7080 ext. 140.
Below are the proposed new projects along with descriptions:
- Charter Oak Ranch Road – Reconstruct the unimproved 2 lane road to collector standards from Highway 85/87 to Gate 19 at Fort Carson.
- Fountain Creek Regional Trail Extension through Downtown Fountain – Extend as a paved trail from Fountain Creek Regional Park to Hanson Park trailhead southerly through downtown Fountain to the Adams Open Space Trail adjacent to the Fountain Public Library.
- I-25 North to El Paso County Line – Construction of northbound and southbound lanes from Monument to Douglas County. This is the PPACG portion of a larger $350,000,000 project extending north to Castle Rock.
- Mountain Metro Transit Route 12 Phase 4 Enhancements – This project will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and the driving public by:
- Adding new sidewalks and segments of curb and gutter to complete missing links.
- Widening or reconstructing sidewalks to ensure ADA accessibility.
- Adding ADA accessible pedestrian ramps and improving access to transit stops along the corridor.
- Installing transit waiting pads and adding signage and pavement markings where missing or in poor condition.
- Adding striped, marked and signed bicycle lanes throughout the corridor.
- 30th Street Roadway/Safety Improvements – Construct roadway and safety improvements along 30th Street from Fontanero Street to Mesa Road. The project includes the construction of multi-purpose shoulders, drainage/stormwater improvements, resolving slope erosion and sight line/radius safety issues, and intersection improvements.
Details on the 2019-2022 TIP will remain available on the PPACG website, and may be converted into alternative formats or languages upon request. All comments received will be available on the PPACG website after the comment period ends. The comments will be used during the approval process by staff and by the PPACG Board of Directors at the April 2018 Board Meeting. For information on meeting accessibility or to request assistance, contact Jessica McMullen, PPACG Policy and Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This also serves as public notice for all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding programs. If no comments are received this will serve as the final notice of FTA projects referenced.
About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
The Pikes Peak region’s 16 local governments join together in PPACG to collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and to reach solutions that benefit the entire region. PPACG’s primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, Joint Land Use Study, and air and water quality.