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Work To Begin on Austin Bluffs Parkway over Cottonwood Creek
Thursday, April 17, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Work begins the week of April 21, 2014 on the Austin Bluffs Parkway bridge project over Cottonwood Creek in Northern Colorado Springs. The goal of the project is to design and widen the existing Austin Bluffs Bridge over Cottonwood Creek (approximately 250 feet north of Woodmen Road) in order to enhance the north/south connectivity between residential and commercial activity centers. The bridge was originally built for a future planned expansion of the roadway. The volumes across the bridge now dictate widening of the bridge to reduce the stacking of vehicles at the traffic signal at Austin Bluffs Parkway/Woodmen Road, thereby improving emergency response time and progression of vehicles through the corridor. Cottonwood Creek under the bridge, as well as connectivity of the trail system, will be improved. The first six months of this fifteen month project will have little to no impact to traffic along this high-volume roadway.

The project, funded through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA), is budgeted at $ 4,865,679. Wildcat Construction of Colorado Springs was awarded the construction contract. Design services were awarded to Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects in July 2012.

To receive construction updates or to be added to email distributions, email AustinBluffsPkwy@gmail.comor call 719.299.1454.