February 26, 2013 8:39 PM
"For several years we averaged over $500 million of construction on Ft. Carson each year, and that provided a large number of jobs," says Hal Alguire, Fort Carson's director of public works. Alguire points out that those jobs helped a lot of people after the economy took a hit in... more »
February 26, 2013 8:26 PM
If you've been on Fort Carson recently or at least driven by, you probably feel like its always changing.
"That wasn't here before," says Hal Alguire, Director of Public Works for Fort Carson.
News 5 got to take an exclusive tour of the Mountain Post, as Alguire explains how... more »
January 22, 2013 7:42 PM
There's a lot of construction going on right now at Fort Carson, but the centerpiece is the new Combat Aviation Brigade.
News 5 got an exclusive tour on Tuesday.
The Combat Aviation Brigade is $700 million worth of construction, putting up about 15 to 20 buildings over the... more »
January 22, 2013 4:15 PM
These are just a couple of helicopters from Fort Carson's new Combat Aviation Brigade. Of the projects going on at Fort Carson, the CAB is the largest; involving construction of 15 to 20 buildings costing around $700 million.
News 5 got an exclusive tour of new facilities and areas... more »
June 4, 2012 4:29 PM
Construction starts Wednesday on the north gate at Peterson AFB near Platte Avenue and Peterson Blvd, narrowing access to one lane in each direction.
Those who need to access Peterson AFB are encouraged to use the west and east gates during construction to minimize delays.
The project will... more »
February 22, 2012 5:15 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation will answer questions from business owners on the plan to straighten I-25 as it runs through Pueblo.
The construction, which may not begin for a decade or more, would remove many businesses that are now adjacent to the interstate. That includes Vidmar Motors, Moore... more »
February 15, 2012 12:11 PM
The sign that welcomed people to Pueblo West for decades is gone, demolished yesterday as part of a road-widening project on McCulloch Blvd.
The sign was originally the west end of an arch that had been taken down years ago. It featured a large mosaic showing Lake Pueblo with... more »
January 4, 2012 8:54 PM
Construction and safety improvements along Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs have been put on hold through the Winter season. City officials say challenges with placing concrete in cold weather are part of the reason for the delay. Work is scheduled to continue sometime in mid-March to April of 2012 depending... more »
November 28, 2011 7:53 PM
The Downtown Branch of the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office be closed from Monday December 5 through Friday December 9, 2011 because of construction. The county is encouraging customers to visit their main office in the new Citizens Service Center at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road.... more »
November 10, 2011 3:06 PM
DENVER (AP) - Two senators say the construction of a veterans hospital serving Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming is bogged down in the contracting process but the reason isn't clear.
Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, both Democrats, said Thursday they don't know whether the holdup is the... more »
October 28, 2011 12:07 PM
The Colorado Army National Guard broke ground today on a new readiness center located on the eastern edge of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The construction will begin in November 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2013. At any time, 200 trades people will work at the... more »
September 27, 2011 1:09 PM
Crew have finished the roadwork that required the closure of East Platte Avenue in central Colorado Springs.
Crews replaced storm drains that crossed Platte Avenue, which helped to flatten out the road and remove the "humps" at cross streets.
"We appreciate the patience of nearby residents and motorists... more »
September 23, 2011 2:45 PM
The City of Colorado Springs has issued a warning to citizens about a possible "scam" involving street repair.
A group, reportedly dressed in safety vests and driving red Ford trucks, has approached citizens following street resurfacing and concrete work.
"We understand this group has followed behind our crews... more »
September 18, 2011 4:20 PM
Remember that today, Sunday, September 18, Platte will be closed between Hancock and Union until 12am. This will also be the case for the next two Saturdays.
Crews are replacing water drains along the road. All construction is scheduled to be finished by November.
Detours are on place. more »
September 18, 2011 2:16 PM
Work on E. Platte was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 17, but was rescheduled for today, Sunday, September 18.
E. Platte is closed from Union Blvd. going eastbound and Handcock Ave. going westbound. Closure runs from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m., as crews are replacing storm drains in that area.... more »
September 7, 2011 12:46 PM
Last week, 24-year-old Blakelee Garrett almost did not live to see another day.
While working on a construction site, he was seriously injured while using an angle grinder with a diamond blade, which impaled him in the upper leg after it caught on a piece of metal. The injury... more »
September 1, 2011 4:20 PM
Drivers will likely have to deal with the heavy traffic on the two lanes in each direction of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock for years to come.
CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says the current master plan runs through 2035 and that stretch of freeway is not on the... more »
September 1, 2011 4:00 PM
Colorado road construction projects and jobs could come to a halt if lawmakers in Washington, D.C. don't act soon.
Colorado Department of Transportation leaders say annually about $500 million dollars for construction projects and $200 million for transit programs come from federal funding. Colorado transportation projects are in jeopardy... more »
June 29, 2011 1:04 PM
President Barack Obama says it is not a radical idea to end tax breaks for the wealthy and high earning oil and gas companies.
Speaking at a White House news conference this morning, Obama said the government cannot reduce the deficit if all current tax breaks stay in place.... more »
April 21, 2011 1:25 PM
The Barr Trail parking lot in Manitou Springs will be closed all week next week.
Starting on Monday, April 25th through Friday, April 29th the lot will be closed because the City of Manitou Springs will be making parking lot improvements.
April 18, 2011 6:46 PM
The 9th Street Bridge in Canon City will close on Wednesday for one day for repairs.
The bridge is the main way people get across the Arkansas River in Canon City. The bridge will close from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northbound traffic will detour west on Griffin,... more »
April 12, 2011 2:50 PM
A fiber optic project will cause traffic problems for a couple of months along Highway 85 on the south side of Colorado Springs.
Conduit and junction boxes will be placed in the median and on the shoulder of Highway 85 between I-25 in Fountain and Las Vegas Street in... more »
March 23, 2011 6:01 PM
Academy Boulevard will be closed from Bradley to Drennan in both directions from 2 a.m. to noon on Saturday for continuing road construction on Proby Parkway.
For those ten hours northbound Academy Boulevard traffic will be detoured at the Bradley Road Exit. Southbound Academy traffic will be detoured to... more »
March 4, 2011 4:45 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation will be working on Interstate 25 in the Fountain area for the next couple of weeks.
Beginning on Monday, the right or left lane of northbound or southbound I-25 will be closed in various locations between mile 123, and South Academy for crack sealing... more »
February 16, 2011 2:13 PM
Construction work will begin Monday on the first phase of a major safety improvement project on Hodgen Road in northeastern El Paso County. The project will add shoulders to the roadway, install turn lanes where needed, and smooth out steep hills to reduce snow drifting from State Highway 83 to... more »
January 31, 2011 10:40 AM
If you've been laid off from your construction job, this could be the perfect fit.
Schriever AFB has two openings for civilian maintenance mechanics.
The number one requirement is, "Knowledge of carpentry methods and techniques and skill in constructing, installing, repairing, and modifying wood structures."
Starting pay... more »
December 23, 2010 3:01 PM
Lake Pueblo State Park will start work on the drinking water system on the north side of the Pueblo Reservoir on January 3.
The Juniper Breaks Campground and the Northern Plains Campground will close Jan. 3 for all users, including campers, hikers, joggers, bicyclists and dog walkers because of... more »
December 22, 2010 1:39 PM
Colorado Tech Drive will be closed December 27 through 29 for water pipeline construction at Marksheffel in El Paso County.
The detour will take drivers east to either Capital Drive or Meadowbrook Parkway. Residents of the area have already been notified.
December 7, 2010 2:44 PM
Academy Blvd. will be reduced from two lanes to one southbound on Thursday night.
That will allow continuing construction on the Proby Parkway. The lane closure will happen Thursday from 7:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. about a half mile south of Drennan.
Motorists should expect delays and are... more »
November 15, 2010 6:55 PM
Three years and $26 million later, road construction between I-25 and Highway 115 on South Academy is now complete.
The project includes:
· 7 new bridges
· Widening of the B-Street Bridge
· 2400 linear feet of retaining walls
· 7 new or reconfigured signalized... more »
November 15, 2010 5:56 PM
Starting tomorrow, November 16, at 7 p.m. Drennan Road west of Academy Boulevard will be closed to all truck traffic. The ban on truck traffic will be in effect for five months.
This will allow work crews to build overhead bridge supports for the new Proby Parkway . All... more »
November 3, 2010 1:18 PM
Night road work will happen Thursday, November 4, from 7:30 until 5 a.m. at Academy and Drennan. During this period, northbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one. This work is being done to facilitate drainage installation in the area as part of work on the Milton Proby... more »
October 28, 2010 8:52 PM
Crews for the Milton E. Proby Parkway project say they have reached their first major milestone, and ahead of schedule.
Weather permitting, a portion of the new parkway will open Friday morning, sometime after 9 a.m., two days ahead of the contractor's (Ames Construction) deadline. The portion is between... more »
October 27, 2010 12:37 PM
The Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority and the City of Colorado Springs will host a public meeting to present ideas for widening three key sections of Austin Bluffs Parkway.
The open house will be held on Thursday, November 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist... more »
October 18, 2010 4:51 PM
Officials in Snowmass Village say the bones of a woolly mammoth have been found during a construction project.
The Aspen Times reported Monday that a bulldozer operator noticed what turned out to be rib bones sticking out of the ground while working on a reservoir project last week.
... more »
October 18, 2010 11:44 AM
Builders are pessimistic about the housing market, but are seeing a little more foot traffic after the worst summer for home sales in a decade.
The National Association of Home Builders says its monthly index of builders' sentiment rose in October to 16, the first increase in five months.... more »
October 13, 2010 4:20 PM
The Milton E. Proby Parkway Construction Project will have an impact on traffic at Academy Blvd. and Drennan Rd. tonight.
Northbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one from 7:30 p.m. until 6 a.m.
The speed limit in the construction zone is 35 mph. Speeding fines... more »
October 4, 2010 1:37 PM
The Bureau of Land Management is asking for volunteers to work on a five-mile trail on the southwest side of Canon City.
The trail is on BLM land and will eventually serve walker and mountain bike riders. Volunteers from the Lower Arkansas Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) and students from... more »
October 4, 2010 12:17 PM
The new Veteran's Bridge at the Pueblo Riverwalk has been given a Gold Hat Award for Outstanding Engineering Design.
The competition honors the best construction projects in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas. Judging is based on innovation, craftsmanship, construction challenges and overall excellence.
The Veterans' Bridge, just... more »
September 28, 2010 6:09 PM
The traffic lights at Drennan and Academy won't work tonight from 7:30 until midnight. Traffic will be guided by flaggers and police officers. Travel will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Due to the amount of traffic in that area, it would be wise to avoid the intersection... more »
September 21, 2010 8:50 AM
Finally some positive news for the economy--the Commerce Department says construction of new homes and apartments rose 10.5 percent in August from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 598,000.
Construction was driven by a 32 percent monthly increase in the condominium and apartment market, a... more »
September 13, 2010 1:13 PM
The west gate at Peterson Air Force Base will be narrowed to two lanes, down from four, for road construction through October 28. The west gate is located off the east end of Airport Road.
Drivers are advised to use caution and consider using the north or east gates... more »
September 10, 2010 5:12 PM
Rock removal from steep slopes along Highway 24 west of Manitou Springs will cause traffic delays for the next few weeks.
Starting on Monday, September 13, and continuing through Friday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., westbound U.S. 24 will be closed to traffic and eastbound U.S.... more »
September 7, 2010 7:09 PM
A collosal construction project to create an overpass at Woodmen Road and North Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs is on-schedule and on-budget as it reaches the halfway point this month, according to project leaders.
The project began in September 2009 and is scheduled to conclude in September 2011. The... more »
September 7, 2010 5:37 PM
The Historic Arkansas Riveralk of Pueblo (HARP) continues to grow, as it gets ready to mark a big milestone. Next month, the riverwalk celebrates it's 10th anniversary. New project are underway, but for some developers growth has been slow. The newest project going on is construction on a $1.5 million... more »
September 3, 2010 8:24 AM
The former director of construction at Fort Carson has pleaded guilty to a charge that he failed to disclose several thousands of dollars in gifts from a contractor doing business with the Army.
William T. Armstrong pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of making a false statement to the... more »
August 30, 2010 11:15 AM
There's a cone zone in Colorado Springs to avoid.
Paving is underway on Powers Blvd. between Bradley Rd. and Milton E. Proby Pkwy. Expect lane closures, blocked left turn lanes, and reduced speeds. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) also has installed a new traffic signal at the Powers/Grinnell... more »
August 25, 2010 2:50 PM
The Milton E. Proby Parkway Project will prompt delays in Colorado Springs Thursday and Friday.
Trucks will be entering and exiting the southbound shoulder on Academy Boulevard just south of Drennan Road for temporary paving work. Flaggers will be there 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The $55.4 million... more »
August 23, 2010 8:41 AM
It just keeps getting worse.
Gov. Bill Ritter will announce another round of budget cuts on Monday as the state's fiscal emergency continues.
The governor has the power to cut up to $75 million from this year's $18.2 billion budget because the state failed to meet a 2... more »
August 16, 2010 11:28 AM
Fort Carson is formally starting construction on a $31 million physical fitness center. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
Construction is expected to be finished in January 2012. The center will have a gymnasium with basketball courts, an indoor running track, racquetball courts, swimming pools, fitness and... more »
August 6, 2010 3:40 PM
Crews will begin installing red light cameras in Colorado Springs Monday. The construction is expected to take until the middle of September.
The cone zones will be in the following locations:
Northbound Nevada Ave. at Bijou St.
Eastbound Barnes Rd. at Oro Blanco Dr.
Westbound Platte... more »
August 5, 2010 2:58 PM
We all know building projects produce a lot of waste. BETTR Recycling says it can help recycle 90 percent of that material.
On Thursday, Aug. 26, they'll show local buildings how to do it.
Panel members represent organizations that offer recycling services and require construction recycling, such as... more »
July 22, 2010 6:35 PM
Black Hills Energy was issued an air permit by the Colorado Department of Health Thursday for a new power plant to be built in Pueblo.
The company said construction immediately began on two projects that will provide power to more than 90,000 customers by January of 2012.
“Receiving... more »
July 20, 2010 11:07 AM
A former chief of construction at Fort Carson is accused of failing to report about $3,400 in gifts.
William T. Armstrong of Pueblo faces a federal charge of filing a false financial disclosure report. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and fined... more »
July 14, 2010 11:31 AM
Colorado Springs will begin construction on Academy Boulevard just north of York Road Friday night. The work is expected to wrap-up July 30.
Academy Boulevard is being repaved and lowered slightly to accommodate the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project.
This is a very challenging task to accomplish while... more »
July 1, 2010 4:25 PM
Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board recommends 46 Grants Totaling $252 Million To State Board of Education
The Colorado Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board met this week to review and select cash and lease-purchase grant applications to recommend to the state board of education for award from the... more »
June 16, 2010 8:57 AM
Home construction plunged last month to the lowest level since December as builders scaled back without a federal tax credit to lure buyers.
Building permits also fell, a sign the construction industry won't fuel the economic recovery.
The Commerce Department says construction of new homes and apartments fell... more »
June 14, 2010 2:26 PM
Tonight-June 14, city council is expected to vote on a deal that could bring a $450 million power complex to Pueblo. Last month the project almost came to a halt--but now it appears a compromise has been made. Black Hills Energy has selected Pueblo as its preferred site to build... more »
June 3, 2010 12:38 PM
Beginning Monday, June 7, Milton Proby Parkway will be closed from Hancock Expressway to Powers Boulevard.
Traffic will be detoured to S. Chelton Road.
The $55 million project is funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and should be finished in October 2011. The fund comes from... more »
June 1, 2010 1:08 PM
Frazee Construction has started digging on Judge Orr Road just west of Highway 24 in Falcon in a project that will eventually allow Judge Orr Road to open to traffic again.
Judge Orr Road from Highway 24 to Eastonville Road has been closed since April 26 due to a... more »