February 3, 2022

Construction is in progress to replace the eastbound and westbound bridges on Platte Avenue over Sand Creek between Wooten Road and the Powers Boulevard Interchange to improve safety.
Girder Installation February 7
The final set of girders for the Platte Avenue over Sand Creek bridge project are scheduled to be set overnight February 7, weather and resource dependent. To lessen traffic impacts, the installation is scheduled to happen overnight, with westbound traffic detoured at the Powers Interchange onto Galley Road for the installation, 8 p.m. through 5 a.m. In addition, the right lane of westbound Platte Avenue will close at 5 p.m., Tues., February 7 for equipment mobilization.

Traffic Impacts 
February 7

  • Platte Avenue westbound will be closed overnight Tues., February 7, 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured at the Powers Interchange onto Galley Road.
  • The right lane of westbound Platte Avenue will close at 5 p.m., Tues., February 7 for equipment mobilization.
  • Platte Avenue eastbound will be remain open during the girder erection / installation. 

All business access will remain open throughout construction. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes when possible. All construction activities are resource and weather dependent.
PSC Phase 2 demo
Ongoing Traffic Impacts
  • Traffic control measures are in place. Please use caution
  • Construction activity is behind barrier along the median area of bridges
  • Speeds reduced to 35 mph in the work zone
  • Bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to seek alternate routes during construction
The bridges are approaching the end of their service life (built in 1956), suffering from prior flood damage (2008) and overall degradation of the structures. The project will replace the two separate bridges with one bridge structure. The project will also add sidewalks along the north and south sides of Platte Avenue over the creek to accommodate the future Sand Creek Regional Trail under the Platte Avenue bridge.
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Project Team
  • City of Colorado Springs Project Manager - Kevin Diekelman and Senior Engineer - Aaron Egbert
  • Engineering Consultant - Wilson & Co. Engineering
  • Construction - Lawrence Construction
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