EL PASO COUNTY — A project is underway to make big improvements to Gate 19 at Fort Carson.
The Military Access, Mobility, and Safety Improvement Project will upgrade areas along I-25, Colorado Highway 94, South Academy, and Charter Oak Ranch Road.
Officials say 25 percent of the Fort Carson Population uses Gate 20, which causes back-ups and longer wait times for drivers.
"In partnership with the Department of Transportation, we'll pave from our gate to I-25 and it'll open a whole new way to Fort Carson," Fort Carson Garrison Commander Nate Springer said.
The $159 million project is funded by CDOT, El Paso County, Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, and a federal grant.
Officials say the improvements will save people up to an hour of travel time.