The intersection of Printers Parkway and Parkside Drive will close starting 3/16/2020 for a three-month construction project to build a roundabout at the intersection. The closure is expected to last until mid-June.
Traffic will be detoured along International Circle, which provides a natural detour around construction while maintaining access to businesses. All construction work is weather-dependent.
The intersection of Printers Parkway and South Parkside Drive.
The City is installing a roundabout to address safety concerns at the intersection. This project will replace the large intersection and its four-way stop signs with a roundabout in an effort to enhance safety for people crossing Printers Parkway at this intersection.
The old configuration required travelers to stop in the middle of the intersection paralleling a wide median before crossing the road or turning onto Printers Parkway. This has consistently rated as a high-accident intersection among City-owned roads in Colorado Springs. Due to the wide median and right-of-way footprint of the intersection, City Engineering staff determined the best solution is a roundabout.
- The City was awarded a grant from the Federal Hazard Elimination System (HES) in the amount of $561,433 to construct this project. The City of Colorado Springs will contribute a Local Agency Match of $62,382.
- The roundabout will have a single lane. Through lanes on Printers Parkway will be reduced from two lanes to one just before the roundabout.
- The project was designed by Jacobs Engineering, under contract to City Engineering. Blue Ridge Construction will build the roundabout.
- Roundabouts have proven to have less severe crashes and, in this case, should reduce all front to side crashes. Roundabouts also present a constant-flow option to allow for traffic movements without delays when compared to other intersection options.
Construction is anticipated to begin in March 2020 and last about three months, weather permitting.
Public Involvement: Hayward, LLC
Public Open House April 23, 2019
A public open house took place on April 23, 2019, where the public could view the proposed intersection and construction plans. Engineers from the project team and the City of Colorado Springs were on-hand to answer questions. Presentation materials are below: