Eventual I-25, Powers link will pave the way for easier travel across El Paso County, officials say

El Paso County’s population, including Colorado Springs, is projected to grow from roughly 720,400 residents to about 950,000 by 2040 and could hit more than 1 million people by 2045, according to the Colorado Demography Office.

With more development comes added and improved roads, said El Paso County Commissioner Holly Williams, who represents the county’s district where the project is first taking place. More roads and residents could mean more traffic and commuters, but there are options to reduce traffic volumes, she said.

“El Paso County is the fastest growing county in the state, and it’s projected to (surpass) the city and county of Denver population in the next five years,” Williams said. “There will always be more cars. But we are also talking about more carpooling and buses to our major employment centers.”

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