The City of Colorado Springs, working with the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority, is moving forward with Phase 2 of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement Project. Phase 2 begins where Phase 1 ended and will include the remaining City portion of Woodmen Road from Stinson Drive to Powers Boulevard. Improvements
to Woodmen Road will provide three continuous
lanes in each direction from Stinson Drive to
The roadway section from the end of Phase 1 east to Lexington Drive will include roadway widening, medians, turn lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, and landscaping. Since Woodmen Road is already six lanes from Lexington Drive east to Powers Boulevard, the main focus will be on providing additional turn lanes at intersections, bike lanes, sidewalks, and landscape features.
A portion of the ultimate access management concept will be implemented in Phase 2. Access from Woodmen Road to Gail Place, Ruth Place, and Cindy Place is not anticipated to change during Phase 2. All residential driveways currently connecting to Woodmen Road will be evaluated in Phase 2. The Union Boulevard/ Woodmen Road intersection will remain at-grade during this phase.
Traffic noise mitigation will be re-evaluated using the new CDOT and FHWA guidelines and Woodmen Road Pilot Program Noise Criteria during the preliminary design stage of Phase 2. Additionally, sustainable design features will address water quality, and incorporation of the aesthetic theme developed in Phase 1 will be integral in the design process.
Because of funding availability, Phase 2 will be broken into multiple construction packages. Phase 2A will be the first construction package stretching from the end of Phase 1 to Lexington. The goal of Phase 2A is to address capacity needs and complete Woodmen Road as a 6-lane facility. The first phase of design included a Corridor Development Phase that developed construction alternatives that best meet the project's available funds and the public's interest. Public involvement is crucial to the continued success of the Woodmen Road Corridor. Public meetings along with smaller residential and business meetings will be conducted during the Corridor Development Phase and continued throughout the preliminary and final design phases.