El Paso County commissioners will hold a public work session to discuss a traffic study on Doewood Drive in Woodmoor, 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at the County Office Building, 27 E. Vermijo, third floor hearing room.
County staff will present information on the projected costs and impacts of leaving an emergency access gate that blocks public access to this dirt road in Woodmoor in place, closing it entirely or making it a through street.
Neighbors also will have a chance to weigh in on the issue that has divided the community since 1996, when the gate was installed at the request of county commissioners at that time.
The area has been built out since then, which prompted a review of the transportation requirements.
“There are residents who believe that no changes are necessary and the emergency access gate should remain in place. But there also are residents who want to see the road closed permanently, and some who want it to open to through traffic,” said Commissioner Darryl Glenn, who represents District 1, which includes the Monument area. “I see this work session as an opportunity for the entire board to hear the concerns of the neighborhood and get all of the information on the table before we decide to make changes.”
No formal action will be taken. The item is scheduled to be presented at the board’s May 31 meeting.