The City of Colorado Springs, working with the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, is nearing completion of 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.
The primary goal of this phase is to address capacity needs and complete Woodmen Rd as a 6-lane facility. This will include roadway widening improvements from the east edge of Phase 1 improvements east of Academy Blvd to Lexington Dr, including a new Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) at Woodmen Rd and Union Blvd.
Read about the progress made through September 2017, future work, and traffic impacts.
NEW as of Nov 2017, updated FAQs
Construction on Phase 2 of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project began Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Wildcat Construction is the contractor for this $31 million project. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with some nighttime and weekend work as needed.
By the end of 2017 major roadway work on Woodmen Rd will be complete and all travel lanes, including the Continuous Flow Intersection at Woodmen Rd and Union Blvd, will be open for travel. Weather delays in summer 2017 require that final work be completed in spring 2018 when warmer temperatures return.
Completed work includes 2,300 feet of sound walls, 10 to 12 feet high, and retaining walls along Woodmen Rd, 5.5 miles of curb and gutter, 2.1 miles of storm pipe, and 1.5 miles of new waterline and nearing completion of underground storm drain improvements.
Continuing work includes: street lighting and signalization, landscaping, concrete curbs, sidewalks and medians and asphalt paving. The grades have been reduced on the hill on Woodmen Road between Union and Lexington from 10% to 8%. Likewise, to improve safety, the grade on Union Blvd between Woodmen Rad and Shrider Rad has been reduced from 10% to 7.5%. 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.
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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.