It's noisy. It's congested.
"The traffic is unreal now."
Some say COSMIX is terrible.
"We have to travel I-25 all the time. We have to sit there 30 minutes just to get someplace."
But, it is coming along.
"When you get the big pieces of heavy equipment out here like this, people are kind of shocked to see something so massive out here working," said project spokesperson Bill Badger.
Badger says all the heavy equipment is part of a full court press to get parts of the construction done over the next few weeks.
Work will still happen overnight, but days will be busy too, even during high traffic hours.
"Passersby are slowing down to watch what's going on and see some of the heavy equipment working, causing some congestion," Badger said.
And the last thing drivers want is more congestion.
"Most of the traffic is in that area, and they're going to have to hurry up and do something about it," said one Colorado Springs resident.
"If they could just move faster, in my opinion. They're using our tax dollars so they might as well get a move on it," agreed another.
That's the idea. Crews are within two weeks of having a third north-bound lane open between Woodmen and north Academy...and pushing for a matching third south-bound lane by the end of October.
"We have to get ahead of schedule because winter's coming. You never know how much snow you're going to get," said badger
Which means drivers will have plenty opportunity to get used to seeing the big equipment hard at work.
For a complete look at all the current COSMIX closures and activities, go to our website KKTV.com and click on as seen on KKTV.