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City of Colorado Springs / City Engineering / PPRTA Projects / Austin Bluffs Bridge Widening at Cottonwood Creek

Austin Bluffs Bridge Widening at Cottonwood Creek


Project Description:

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.

Austin Bluffs Bridge over Cottonwood Creek
Project Exhibit

Project Funding:

The total project budget is $3,983,836.

Project Schedule:

Design services were awarded to Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects in July 2012. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2014.

To receive construction updates or to be added to email distributions, email or call 719.299.1454

Project Contacts:  Mike Chaves (City Engineering, 385-5401), Scott Barnhart (PPRTA Project Manager, 385-5416), and Clyde Pikkaraine (PPRTA Project Manager, 385-5464)