Infrastructure

INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORTATION/UTILITIES


The City of Fountain embodies the small town quality of life with full-access convenience of a large city infrastructure system. This includes: interstates, highways, railways, an airport hub, and a city-owned Utility Enterprise (water and electric).

I-25 is the front-range interstate that runs north to Wyoming and south to New Mexico. HWY 50 to the south and HWY 70 to the north, serve as the main east/west connections to neighboring Southwest and Midwest states.

Significant roadway improvements have taken place in the last decade, to include:

City of Fountain Map 2020, Venetucci Boulevard connection between S. Academy Blvd and B-Street within South Academy Highlands development area. 

2019, Duckwood Road connection between HWY US85 and Markshuffle Road within Mesa Ridge/INFILL development area. 

2017- present, Illinois Avenue connection with new signaled intersection at HWY US85 within historic Olde Town district. (part of Quiet Zone policy with railroads) 

2014
, the Colorado Springs hearty bypass of HWY 21/ Powers Boulevard w
as completed and connects at x132 of I-25 in Fountain, CO/ Fort Carson's Gate 20. The Springs bypass was an initiative funded by the Federal Transportation Agency to support Fort Carson Military Installation and regional growth of City of Fountain and Colorado Springs.

Because of Fountain’s bandwidth of infrastructure connectivity, businesses naturally look to locate in Fountain within the industries of Manufacturing distribution, Transportation and Logistics freight and/or agencies of Fleet Serviceability. 
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RAILWAY SERVICES:
Railways
Fountain is unique when it comes to railways, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific (UP), as it is the only secondary location along the front-range to offer dual-railway serviceability. 

Dual rail service is derived by with the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant switch loop infrastructure owned by Colorado Springs Utilities.

To learn more about this regional initiative on industrial development in Fountain, please visit Business Climate section. 
AIRPORT HUB:
airport
The Colorado Springs Airport, https://coloradosprings.gov/flycos, is conveniently located just 8-miles to the north of Fountain along Powers Blvd corridor.

COS originally offered non-stop direct flights to most cities located in the US-SW market. In 2016, expansion of services were announced to 9 more locations throughout the U.S. major cities market. In 2020, expansion of services were announced by Southwest Airline and United Airline service destinations.

The Denver International Airport, www.flydenver.com, is located just 85 miles to the north of Fountain and provides over 600 non-stop flights daily with a broader connection network to both US and International cities. 

City of Fountain Utility Services

Fountain Electric has the following capacities:

 - 4-6 MW
 - $1.79 Customer/ Day + 0.09 KWh delivery/ energy charge

Fountain Water has the following capacities: 

- $34.73 (1,500 flat connectivity rate) ; + one time tap fee
- $5-$11.38 ( per 1,000 gallon rate); + one time tap fee

Click here to visit Fountain Utilities site page.

External Utility Service Providers

Fountain Sanitation District (contact district for quote) www.fountainsanitation.com 

Internet, Phone, and Cell Services: are provided from several providers in the market.

Waste Removal Services: are provided from several providers in the 

Pikes Peak Area Council of Government

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Government (PPACG) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Colorado Springs MSA.

In this capacity, PPACG must maintain a long-range (25+ years) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and a short-range (four-year) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to set investment priorities for billions of dollars in federal, state, and local funds.