Local Traffic Backups

By: City of Colorado Springs
By: City of Colorado Springs
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On Saturday, May 12 crews will be putting up 20 girders at the Austin Bluffs Parkway and Union Boulevard future interchange.

Beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, interested citizens can see first-hand the process of one of the major milestones of the project.

Each girder takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to put up.

The best vantage point for citizens to see the project is from the Palmer Point Trail, on the northwest edge of Palmer Park.

It is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the N. Canyon Trail Head off Paseo Street.

The girders will support a bridge that will take Austin Bluffs traffic over Union Boulevard.

With the new interchange, drivers on Austin Bluffs won’t need to stop at the traffic light. Its estimated completion date is November 2008.

The project is funded by PPRTA (Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority) sales tax approved by voters in 2004.

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