More closures in effect June 27 along major road in southwest Colorado Springs

The closure started June 20, 2022, and is supposed to last through July 4.
The closure started June 20, 2022, and is supposed to last through July 4.(Colorado Springs Utilities)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 10:48 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2022 at 11:13 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Heads up, drivers! A major road in southwest Colorado Springs remains closed at least until the end of the month and possibly longer as utility crews continue work in the area.

A section of Cresta Road just south of Cheyenne Mountain High School has been closed since June 20. Monday, Colorado Springs Utilities added two more intersections to the closure:

Cresta Road June 27 closures
Cresta Road June 27 closures(Colorado Springs Utilities)

Ted Skroback with Colorado Springs Utilities says that while the two additional intersections will only be closed a single day, the original Cresta Road closure will remain in place for the next several days or more. During that time, people living in the affected area will be able to access their homes using side streets, but all other traffic will need to use 8th Street as a detour. Skroback stresses that drivers who can use 8th needs to do so.

“Not just local traffic is using the side streets,” he told 11 News, citing congestion that wouldn’t normally be there and drivers going too fast as concerns expressed by construction crews and residents on those streets.

Springs Utilities anticipates more closures on the road in the near future and says it will send more information in the coming weeks.

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