COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— The Platte Avenue over Sand Creek project will be installing new girders as part of the bridge replacement Sept. 9 and 10, weather and resource dependent. To lessen traffic impacts, the installation is scheduled for overnight, 8 p.m. through 5 a.m.
Eastbound traffic on Platte Avenue (including bicyclists and pedestrians) will be closed and detoured both nights at Wooten Road, north to Galley Road and east to the Powers Interchange. Westbound traffic on Platte Avenue will be reduced to one-lane overnight Thursday, Sept. 9 only.
All business access will remain open throughout construction. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes when possible and bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded of the restricted access around the site during construction.
The bridges (built in 1956) suffered from prior flood damage (2008) and overall degradation of the structures. The Platte Avenue over Sand Creek Bridge project will replace the two existing bridges with one bridge structure, and the addition of sidewalks along the north and south sides of Platte Avenue over the creek. Construction will 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, funded in part by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and a federal grant.
For more information about this project, visit: ColoradoSprings.gov/PSCBridge
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