Overnight Closure of Academy Boulevard Moved to Oct 17 - 18

Detours in Effect 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. to place bridge girders

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — Monday and Tuesday, Academy Boulevard will temporarily close to thru-traffic from Dublin Boulevard to just south of Brookwood Avenue/York 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

The overnight closures are necessary to install concrete girders on the west side of the new Academy Boulevard bridge under construction over Cottonwood Creek. 

Detours around the closure will be clearly marked.  Flagging crews and police will be present to guide motorists. 

  • Southbound Academy Boulevard detour: Exit Academy at the Woodmen Road off- ramp. Motorist can go East to Union Boulevard or west to Vincent Drive; south to Dublin Boulevard, then back to Academy. *Local traffic and emergency vehicles southbound heading to Brookwood Avenue and York Road will be allowed past the detour.
  • Northbound Academy Boulevard detour: Traffic will be detoured at Dublin. Motorists can go east to Union Boulevard or west to Vincent Drive; north to Woodmen Road, then back to Academy.

All construction is weather and resource-dependent. 

For project information or to sign up for construction updates via email, visit coloradosprings.gov/accbridge, or call the project information line at 719-314-5018.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — Oct. 15 & 16, Academy Boulevard will temporarily close to thru-traffic from Dublin Boulevard to just south of Brookwood Avenue/York Road 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

The closures are necessary to install concrete girders on the west side of the new Academy Boulevard bridge under construction over Cottonwood Creek.

Detours around the closure will be clearly marked.  Flagging crews and police will be present to guide motorists. 

  • Southbound Academy Boulevard detour: Exit Academy at the Woodmen Road off- ramp. Motorist can go East to Union Boulevard or west to Vincent Drive; south to Dublin Boulevard, then back to Academy.

*Local traffic and emergency vehicles southbound heading to Brookwood Avenue and York Road will be allowed past the detour.

  • Northbound Academy Boulevard detour: Traffic will be detoured at Dublin. Motorists can go east to Union Boulevard or west to Vincent Drive; north to Woodmen Road, then back to Academy.

All construction is weather and resource-dependent. 

The girder placements are a major step toward completion of the new Academy Boulevard bridge over Cottonwood Creek.  The project, which includes a completion of a significant link in the Cottonwood Creek Trail, is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.

For project information or to sign up for construction updates via email, visit coloradosprings.gov/accbridge, or call the project information line at 719-314-5018.