COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Construction has begun to replace the eastbound and westbound bridges on Platte Avenue over Sand Creek to improve safety between Wooten Road and the Powers Boulevard Interchange.
Construction signs are in place and the public can expect eastbound Platte Avenue to be reduced to one-lane beginning Monday, Nov. 30. Eastbound traffic will remain in a one-lane configuration for approximately six months, weather and resource dependent. This may cause traffic congestion and delays. Motorists are strongly advised to take alternate routes when possible. All business accesses will remain open throughout construction. All work is weather and resource dependent.
The bridges are approaching the end of their service life (built in 1956) suffering from prior flood damage (2008) and overall degradation of the structures. The project will replace the two bridges with one bridge structure and add sidewalks along the north and south sides of Platte Avenue over the creek as it also accommodate the future Sand Creek Regional Trail under the Platte Avenue bridge.
Platte Avenue is one of the city’s main east/west mobility corridors and the new bridge will accommodate future growth along the corridor by providing additional lanes on Platte Avenue, along with signalizing the intersection at Space Center Drive.
Funding for the project totals approximately $14 million, and is funded in part by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and a federal grant
For more information about this projects, visit: ColoradoSprings.gov/PSCBridge
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