Traffic Advisories:

Phase 2

The City of Colorado Springs, working with the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, is moving forward with Phase 2 of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project.

Woodmen Road is a primary east-west route for the rapidly-growing northeast quadrant of metropolitan Colorado Springs which has experienced an increase in congestion over recent decades. Abatement of this congestion is the purpose of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project.

Construction of Phase 2 began in June 2016 and will last through 2017. The primary goal of this phase is to address capacity needs and complete Woodmen Road as a 6-lane facility. This will include roadway widening improvements from the east edge of Phase 1 improvements east of Academy to Lexington Drive, including a new Continuous Flow Instersection (CFI) at Woodmen Rd. and Union Blvd.

Construction

Construction on Phase 2 of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project began Wednesday, June 22. Wildcat Construction is the contractor for this $31 million project. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with some nighttime and weekend work as needed.

As of early September 2016, the project was about two weeks ahead of schedule and 5 percent complete. Crews have completed demolition of the concrete median (including 2000 feet of curb and gutter) along North Union Boulevard and also commenced work on the 2000-foot retaining wall along Woodmen Road. Preparatory work for the latter included tree removal, demolition, earthwork (55,000 cubic yards of dirt removed), footings and framing. Crews have also installed 1000 feet of reinforced concrete pipe for the storm sewer and 1800 linear feet of water line. Please see the links below to register for email updates about the project and for addressing individual questions to the public information team. You will receive a response to questions within 24 business hours.

Project Information Line:

719-900-5960

Public Information Email:

woodmenrd@PublicInfoTeam.com

Background

In order to ensure the safe performance of utility, demolition and earth work, construction crews will regularly close lanes of traffic during the working hours of 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Motorists should expect traffic delays during peak commute hours and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Until October 31, motorists can expect the following closures:

  • Three dedicated right-turn lanes will be closed at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Union Boulevard for several weeks: eastbound and westbound from Woodmen to Union, and northbound from Union to Woodmen.
  • The southbound right-turn lane (from Union onto Woodmen) will remain open.
  • For more details on traffic impacts, see below.

Traffic Impacts



Project Photos

Progress Photos
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