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Newly completed Woodmen Road project nets state award

                The newly completed Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project – Phase 1 has received an “Engineering Excellence Award” from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado.   The project was one of six recognized across the state and has been forwarded for consideration in the national ACEC award process.

                “This is a great honor I want to pass along to the project team and community members who helped make this challenging project happen,” said Project Manager Dan Krueger.  “This type of recognition is difficult to obtain.  The project required many hours of dedicated, hard work and effort.”

                The completed Phase 1 is part of a three-phase project to increase traffic capacity and safety in the Woodmen Road corridor.  To help complete Phase 1,  the City of Colorado Springs secured $35 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).  The completed project widened Woodmen Road between I-25 and Bell Drive to six lanes and constructed the Woodmen/Academy interchange.

                Substantial completion of Phase 1 was achieved 34 days ahead of the original project schedule and was completed within budget.  Phase 1 used enough asphalt to cover 25 ½ football fields, enough cast-in-place concrete to fill six Olympic-sized swimming pools and included about seven miles of curb and gutter.