Platte Avenue Corridor Study

Planning Phase

About the Project

The City of Colorado Springs is launching a corridor study along Platte Avenue between I-25 and North Powers Boulevard. To view the project map, click here. Platte Avenue is a ConnectCOS community corridor and has been identified as a priority corridor for further analysis. Studying how our community uses Platte Avenue provides a valuable opportunity to improve how people travel by car, public transportation, foot or bike in and around this six-mile corridor.

During this project, the City will collect data to better understand the current conditions, future travel demands, and how this former state highway corridor may better serve the adjacent neighborhoods and larger community.  In addition to evaluating the various transportation modes currently being used along this corridor, the study will recommend improvements in each of corridor’s distinct neighborhoods as it serves as a vital east/west connector for those who live, work and enjoy our community.

For more information about ConnectCOS visit the project website.

Project Timeline 

  • Existing Conditions and Corridor Analysis (Spring-Summer 2021)
  • Solutions and Alternatives Drafting (Summer 2021)
  • Draft Project List and Solutions Comparison (Summer-Fall 2021)
  • Project Identification and Costing, Draft Plan Development (Fall-Winter 2021)
  • Plan Refinement (Early Spring 2022)
  • Final Plan (Late Spring 2022)

The project team will continue to inform and seek input from the public throughout the process in a variety of ways, including virtual and in-person community meetings, small group discussions, digital engagement (e.g., polling and surveys), and ongoing participation from the Community Advisory Committee.

Project Materials

Public Process

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Small group workshops

Are you interested in attending a community transportation planning workshop for Platte Avenue? Your perspectives will lead to near-term and long-term recommendations as part of the draft Platte Avenue Corridor Study plan. 
 
Small group workshops will take place virtually for different areas along Platte Avenue on the following dates:
  
East Central Platte Avenue: Union Boulevard to Chelton Road (including Knob Hill)
AND East Platte Avenue: Chelton Road to Peterson Road
Monday, August 16th from 3 – 5 pm
 
West (downtown) Platte Avenue: I-25 to Wahsatch Avenue: 
Tuesday, August 17th from 4 – 6 pm
 
West Central Platte Avenue:
Wahsatch Avenue to Union Boulevard (including Middle Shooks Run)
Wednesday, August 18th from 3 – 5 pm
 
If you would like to join a virtual workshop, please contact the project team by emailing your request (first/last name, phone number, organization you are with, and date you would like to attend) to info@platteavestudy.com. Please note: We will do our best to accommodate your request; attendance is limited.

June 9, 2021 Public Meeting

During the Virtual Community Meeting we previewed a corridor specific digital survey developed to collect input on existing conditions along Platte Avenue. This survey is now closed. 

Please check back regularly for key project dates and engagement opportunities.

Spring/Summer 2021

The project team is conducting an analysis of the corridor using a variety of data, discussions with stakeholders and our Community Advisory Committee, and input from the community. The information developed will then be used to draft alternatives to improve corridor functionality for a range of goals related to mobility and corridor context.

The project team will discuss corridor constraints and opportunities as they begin to develop a comprehensive list of potential improvements appropriate to the unique and changing character within the corridor.

Fall 2021

Once a set of alternatives has been drafted, the team will identify recommended projects or other actions based on engineering best practices, performance and public input.  The recommendations will be prioritized and potential cost of projects will also be developed for inclusion in the draft plan for the corridor.

Winter 2021

The project team will continue ongoing analysis of corridor improvements and public engagement to finalize the corridor plan and recommended actions.

Spring 2022

A final plan will be submitted to City Council for approval and adoption.

Community Advisory Committee

The Platte Avenue Corridor Study Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will serve as a sounding board and critical conduit between the broader community and project team during this collaborative planning process. The representatives (as seen on the roster below) are from a wide variety of sectors and organizations that represent various interests along Platte Avenue. They will help share project information to their networks and provide key insights at major technical milestones to assist the project team in developing the final plan and proposed improvements for Platte Avenue.


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