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El Paso County voters approve 1A to fund I-25 widening

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El Paso County voters Tuesday approved Question 1A, allowing the county to keep more than $14.5 million in excess revenue from 2016 -- money that was due to be refunded to property owners under Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) requirements as a one-time tax credit valued at an estimated $40 for a home valued at $250,000.

Up to $12 million of those excess funds will be used to fund roadway safety and improvement projects, including widening of the I-25 "gap" between Monument and Castle Rock.  Leaders from El Paso County and Douglas County are hoping that commitment of local funding will result in construction starting sooner.

The remaining funds will pay for parks, trails and open space, and disaster recovery projects.

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