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Austin Bluffs Corridor Improvements Project
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013 — The Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority (PPRTA) and the City of Colorado Springs announce the beginning of the third phase of construction on June 17th for the Austin Bluffs Corridor Improvements Project.

The Austin Bluffs Corridor Project is a critical component in solving east-west mobility issues that have impacted travelers for years. Two phases of the project have been completed at Union Blvd. and Nevada Ave. This third phase will widen three key segments of the roadway from four lanes to six: Nevada Ave. to Union Blvd., Union Blvd. to Meadowland Blvd., and Barnes Road to Old Farm Drive. The project will incorporate bicycle lane, pedestrian, access, signalization, utility and stormwater improvements into the overall corridor consistent with the "Complete Street" objectives set forth by the City.

Lawrence Construction of Littleton, CO was selected by the City of Colorado Springs following the City’s Best Value procurement process. The construction work already visible in the corridor has included the early relocation of existing utilities by Colorado Springs Utilities and Century Link in advance of the roadway construction. The initial roadway construction activities will include locating existing utilities and installing project construction signs along the project corridor. Prior to starting each phase of construction, the project team will coordinate with businesses and homeowners affected by that phase of construction to explain how we will get the work done. Access to businesses and homes will be provided at all times.

This $22.5M construction project, funded entirely by PPRTA, has an estimated completion date of December 2014.

For project comments or questions, call the project hotline at 719-377-2436 or email,  Visit the project’s website for traffic updates, construction information and project photos at