Part of Centennial Boulevard Extension project
Underground waterline work at the intersection of Fontanero and Chestnut streets will require a temporary full closure of the intersection, beginning 7 a.m., Monday, June 20 through 5 p.m., Friday, June 25. The intersection will be closed as part of the ongoing work for the Centennial Boulevard Extension project.
Following the five-day closure, the intersection will undergo an additional one-day closure Monday, June 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for paving. All activity is weather and resource dependent. Work in the area of this intersection is expected to be completed by the first week of July.
Vehicle traffic will be detoured north to Fillmore Street and south to Uintah Street. Recreation Way is also available for use on the east side of Interstate 25.
Bicyclists and pedestrians using the Mesa Springs Greenway Trail at the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection can follow the construction fencing in place on both north and south sides of Fontanero Street and cross Fontanero Street at the crosswalks to re-access the trail on the other side of the Fontanero Street.
This project will provide a critical transportation connection between Fillmore Street and the I-25 / Fontanero Street interchange.
The new roadway improves transportation connections, drainage and provides mobility options to west side neighborhoods. The project also includes street lighting, landscaping, a pedestrian activated signal for crossing to the open space, a traffic signal at Chestnut Street and at the I-25 / Fontanero Interchange.
The $20 million project is funded through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). The roadway is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2023.
More information can be found on the project website at ColoradoSprings.gov/CentennialBlvdExtension.