Black Forest Road

Construction Update

Feb. 2, 2023

Copper Peak/Copper Range temporary closure to address safety concerns

Copper Peak Point, the access road from Black Forest Road to the Copper Range Apartments, is temporarily closed to the traveling public during the Vollmer Road closure for safety concerns.


City officials made the decision to close that access due to ongoing issues with local motorists navigating around traffic controls as they enter and exit the apartment complex, resulting in numerous near-accidents. The project team has coordinated this closure with emergency responders to ensure they can still access the complex from Black Forest Road. Residents and visitors to Copper Range Apartments can access the apartments via Forest Meadows Avenue, by using Cowpoke Road or Vollmer Road.

Vollmer Road Truck Routes and Detours

During the ongoing closure at Vollmer Road, from Black Forest Road to Forest Meadows Avenue, trucks that typically use Vollmer to access Black Forest Road will be required to detour on Vollmer to Cowpoke Road, east to Marksheffel Road, then south to westbound Woodmen Road to return to Black Forest Road.

This truck detour is necessary because Vollmer Road is an approved truck route, but Cowpoke Road west of Vollmer Road is not. The truck detour will be clearly marked by signs and trucks will be prohibited from using Cowpoke Road west to Black Forest Road.

Other Vollmer Road traffic:

  • Westbound Vollmer Road traffic may use Cowpoke Road west to Black Forest Road or east to Marksheffel Road, but are encouraged to use Marksheffel Road when possible to avoid delays at Black Forest Road. Forest Meadows Avenue will also be open east to Cowpoke Road as another alternative route.


  • All eastbound Vollmer Road truck traffic will be detoured south on Black Forest Road, east on Woodmen Road then north on Marksheffel Road to westbound Cowpoke Road where they can access Vollmer Road. 


  • Other eastbound Vollmer Road traffic will be detoured north on Black Forest Road to Cowpoke Road, then east to Vollmer Road.

The project team appreciates the public’s patience during these construction impacts, and urges you to use caution and watch for crews in the area, and use alternate routes when possible. Short-term impacts like these allow the project to progress on schedule despite recent weather setbacks.

Construction crews anticipate working on Saturdays generally between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as another way to keep the project on schedule following last week's cold and snowy weather.

Stay Informed 

For more information and to sign up for ongoing Black Forest Road Construction Updates, call the project hotline at 800-887-4155 or visit:

Email: [email protected]

Project Overview

The Black Forest Road project is widening the roadway to two lanes in each direction between Woodmen Road and Research Parkway. Funded through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) “A” List of projects, work is scheduled to be complete in late 2024, weather and resource dependent.

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