Key land parcels near the corner of Interstate 25 and Baptist Road have been acquired by El Paso County. The move enables interchange improvement to proceed after several months of delay.

Phoenix Bell Associates owns property within the town of Monument that is west of 1-25 and between Baptist Road and state Highway 105.

The newly acquired right of way comes as the result of a Memorandum of Understanding with the El Paso County Commissioners. Terms include Phoenix Bell getting access to the Old Denver Highway, which can only be obtained by crossing El Paso County’s New Santa Fe Trail. In exchange, Phoenix Bell will provide the county with parcels and easements necessary to complete the improvements to the Baptist Road and 1-25 interchange.