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News & Events

CONSTRUCTION LAUNCH - PUBLIC MEETING

September 2009

The City of Colorado Springs hosted a Construction Launch Public Meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 to introduce the construction team for Phase 1 of the Woodmen Road Corridor
Improvement Project.

Approximately 170 people attended to hear a brief presentation and ask questions about the construction process.

Below are the exhibit boards that were presented at the meeting.

Woodmen Road History

Woodmen Road Corridor - City Portion

Project Overview

Phase 1 Photosimulation

Project Need

Overall Landscape Plan

Landscaping Aesthetics

Interchange Aesthetics

Bridge Deck Aesthetics

Bridge Elevation Aesthetics

Detention Ponds Aesthetics

Nightwork

Noise Mitigation

Communication

Challenges During Construction

Construction Schedule

Construction Steps 1-4

Construction Steps 5-8

PROJECT PROGRESS

September 2009

Press Release - Woodmen Road Groundbreaking - September 18, 2009 pdf (174 KB)

August 2009

Woodmen Road Newsletter - August 2009 pdf (918 KB)

Press Release - August 7, 2009 pdf (9 KB)

July 2009

Woodmen Road Newsletter - July 2009 pdf (795 KB)

The City of Colorado Springs is working to select a contractor to construct the Phase 1 project. The contractor will be selected using a Best Value Process. The process is expected to be complete by the end of August. Equipment may be seen around the project site in upcoming weeks investigating soil conditions.

April 2009

The City of Colorado Springs has successfully pursued funding for Phase I of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvements Project under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). $35 million from the Federal Governments “Stimulus Package” will help pay for Phase 1 of the Corridor. This phase will widen Woodmen Road between I-25 and Bell Drive to six lanes and includes the construction of the Woodmen/Academy interchange. Read more

February 2009

The project is currently being advertised for construction. A contractor will be selected based on a Best Value procurement process. Project construction is expected to begin this summer.

Colorado Springs Utilities will be doing gas line construction in the project vicinity over the next few months.

UTILITY WORK

October 2008

The project team has produced a new animation of the proposed Phase 1 project.

The next Public Open House will be held in the spring of 2009 when a contractor has been selected.

Major utility work continues in the Phase 1 project area:

  • Qwest continues relocating a fiber optic line in the area
  • Gas line relocation work has been postponed until later
    this year

The beginning of roadway construction is dependent upon the completion of right-of-way (ROW) acquisition. The project team is working to complete the ROW acquisition process by the end of 2008.

Open House #6

December 2007

The City of Colorado Springs hosted an open house on Thursday, December 6th, to present a plan for construction phasing and aesthetics for Phase 1 of the Woodmen Road Corridor
Improvement Project.

Approximately 150 people attended to hear a brief presentation and ask questions. Thank you to all those who participated!

Below are pdf files of the exhibit boards that were presented at the open house.


EXHIBIT BOARDS

Phase 1 Photo Simulation

Phase 1 Project Overview

Woodmen Road Corridor - City Portion

Phase 1 Schedule

Landscaping Aesthetics

Interchange Aesthetics

Bridge Deck Aesthetics

Bridge Elevation Aesthetics

What We've Heard From The Public About Landscape/Aesthetics

Overall Landscape Plan

Detention Ponds Aesthetics

Noise Information

Noise Mitigation Summary

Project Construction Steps 1, 2 & 3

Project Construction Steps 4, 5 & 6

Project Construction Steps 7, 8 & 9

What We've Heard From The Public About Construction

Construction Sequencing

Challenges During Construction

Facts About Construction