The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has approved $1.36 million for the Woodmen Road Improvements Capacity Project.

El Paso County is receiving $1.13 million in federal funding. The county will pay the remaining $234,751. The money will be used for construction management related services associated with the Woodmen Road project.

“The Woodmen Road corridor serves as one of the most important east-west transportation corridors in the Pikes Peak region,” said County Commissioner Wayne Williams, who represents much of the Woodmen Road area. “These funds will help to maintain Woodmen as a vital link to the region’s transportation system.”

The east-west thoroughfare provides public access to a number of residential subdivision and businesses within the county and the city. Construction of a four-land road project between Powers Boulevard and Highway 24 is expected to begin early next year.