City Begins Bridge Replacement Project on
Platte Avenue over Sand Creek

November 2020
Improvements to improve safety, accommodate
future growth on east/west corridor

Construction has begun to replace the eastbound and westbound bridges on Platte Avenue over Sand Creek to improve safety between Wooten Road and the Powers Boulevard Interchange.

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.

Traffic Impacts
Beginning Monday, Nov. 30:
  • Eastbound Platte Avenue will be reduced to one-lane.
  • Speeds reduced to 35 mph in the work zone.
  • Eastbound traffic will remain in a one-lane configuration for approximately six months, weather and resource dependent.
  • This may cause traffic congestion and delays. Motorists are strongly advised to take alternate routes when possible.

All business accesses will remain open throughout construction.

Find more information about this project:
Project Hotline: 719-634-5056
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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
  • Public Information - Bachman pr