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Austin Bluffs Parkway Traffic Advisory Segment 1 and Segment 2 Schedule
Thursday, July 11, 2013


 

Austin Bluffs Parkway Traffic Advisory

Segment 1 and Segment 2 Work Scheduled

  Segment 1 Traffic Shift – Austin Bluffs Pkwy. - From Nevada Ave. to Union Blvd.

Construction activities on Segment 1 are being done in preparation for a shift of traffic needed to construct the north side of the new roadway.  Night work will continue through Friday night and both westbound and eastbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one.  Two lanes in each direction will be reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. Thursday and Friday mornings, July 11 and 12. Two lanes in each direction will be reopened to traffic by 11 a.m. Saturday morning, July 13.  The left turn lane from westbound Austin Bluffs Parkway to Colorado Springs Christian School will be closed from Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. through Monday, July 15 at 6 a.m.

Starting on Sunday, July 14 at 1p.m. through Monday,July 15 at 6 a.m.,both westbound and eastbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one.  Crews will be working on restriping, traffic signal adjustments, and construction signing to shift the traffic to the south side of existing Austin Bluffs Parkway.  The new traffic configuration will be in place by Monday, July 15 at 6 a.m.and two lanes in each direction will be open to traffic.

Segment 2 Temporary Access Changes – Austin Bluffs Pkwy. at Meadowland Blvd. and American Dr.

Starting on Saturday, July 13 at 2 a.m. through Wednesday, July 17 at 6 a.m. both westbound and eastbound Austin Bluffs Parkway traffic will be reduced from three lanes to one. The work will require closing the access from Austin Bluffs Parkway to and from Meadowland Blvd. Access across the intersection between Meadowland Blvd. and American Drive will also be closed. Access from Austin Bluffs Parkway to American Drive will be limited to right turns only and access from American Drive to Austin Bluffs Parkway will be closed. The access changes are necessary in order to construct a new sanitary sewer line across the intersection. Detours will be in place on Meadowland Blvd. and American Drive to direct traffic around the work area.

On Wednesday, July 17 at 6 a.m. three lanes will be reopened to eastbound traffic. Westbound traffic will remain limited to one lane, and access from Austin Bluffs Parkway to and from Meadowland Blvd. and across the Meadowland Blvd./American Drive intersection will remain closed through Friday, July 19 at 6 a.m. Access from Austin Bluffs Parkway to and from American Drive will reopen at the same time. These accesses will be reopened to traffic and westbound traffic will be reopened to three lanes on Friday, July 19 at 6 a.m.

Motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to use alternate routes during this planned work.  Posted signage, cones and flaggers will be present to help motorists safely navigate the area.

For more information please contact the project hotline at 719-377-2436, or the project website at www.austinbluffscorridor.com.