March 23, 2021
Girder installation on south side bridge
March 24 - 26

Construction has begun 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
The Platte Avenue over Sand Creek project will be installing new girders March 24 - 26 as part of the bridge replacement, weather and resource dependent. To lessen traffic impacts, the installation is scheduled to happen overnight, with traffic being detoured each night of the installation, 8 p.m. through 5 a.m.

Traffic Impacts week of March 22

  • Eastbound traffic (including bicyclists and pedestrians) on Platte Avenue will be detoured each night March 24 - 26 for overnight construction activities, resource and weather dependent.
  • Eastbound traffic (including bicyclists and pedestrians) on Platte Avenue will detour at Wooten Road north to Galley Road, then east on Galley Road to the Powers Interchange.

The eastbound lanes of Platte Avenue will remain in a one-lane configuration through May, weather and resource dependent. Expect traffic impacts and delays. Motorists are strongly advised to take alternate routes when possible. All business accesses will remain open throughout construction.
Ongoing Traffic Impacts
  • One inside-lane, eastbound used to accommodate traffic
  • Traffic control measures are in place. Please use caution
  • Construction activity behind barrier along south side of bridge, eastbound lanes
  • Speeds reduced to 35 mph in the work zone
  • Bicyclists 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.

Platte Avenue is one of the city’s main east/west mobility corridors and the new bridge will accommodate future growth along the corridor by providing additional lanes on Platte Avenue, along with signalizing the intersection at Space Center Drive. Funding for the project totals approximately $14 million, funded in part by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and a federal grant.
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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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