Austin Bluffs Bridge Widening at Cottonwood Creek
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 total project budget is $3,983,836.
Design services were awarded to Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects in July 2012. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2014.
Public Open House:
October 30, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Middle School. Link to exhibits displayed at the open house.
Project Contacts: Mike Chaves (City Engineering, 385-5401), Scott Barnhart (PPRTA Project Manager, 385-5416), and Clyde Pikkaraine (PPRTA Project Manager, 385-5464)