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Vincent Drive Road Extension - Phase I Traffic Impacts July 11 - 15


Construction Project Traffic Impacts

(Week of July 11 - July 15)

 

N. Nevada Ave.

 

This week marks an important milestone on the Vincent Drive Road Extension Project.  The current Nevada Avenue frontage road access, 1,300 feet south of I-25, will be relocated to a new signalized intersection 4,000 feet south of I-25 (across from Fellowship Bible Church). The new intersection will open at 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011.  The current Nevada Avenue frontage road access will be closed permanently and the new signals and roadway will be open and operational for the traveling public.  Permanent signs will be set up directing traffic to the new signalized intersection.

 

From Monday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 13, there will be variable lane closures on Nevada Avenue from just north of the intersection at Campus Heights Dr. to just south of the I-25 Interchange ramps. This work will occur from approximately 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and include traffic lane striping, installation of signs, and other preparation work for the opening of the new intersection. During this work there will be access to all businesses and residences off of north Nevada Ave.   

 

For information or questions on construction impacts, please call Blue Ridge Construction at (719) 578-5225 EXT 10.

 

The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority was formed when voters in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls and El Paso County approved a one percent sales tax in November of 2004 to address infrastructure and transit needs in the region.  The tax revenue is divided into three categories: 55 percent for capital improvements (such as this project), 35 percent for maintenance, and 10 percent for transit. The capital portion of the tax will sunset at the end of the year in 2014.