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Major traffic shift at Woodmen Rd/Union Blvd intersection postponed until Dec. 10

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Final roadway work in advance of transition to cause single lane closures this weekend

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—A major traffic shift at Woodmen Road and Union Boulevard originally scheduled to take place Sunday has been postponed until Dec.10 to complete intersection work prior to the shift and to take advantage of warmer weather to conduct final paving along Woodmen Road. The traffic shift will take place the following Sunday when traffic volumes are low to facilitate a smooth transition for motorists traveling through the intersection.

Lane Closures on Woodmen Rd and Union Blvd Saturday and Sunday

From 7 a.m. to 8 pm., Woodmen Road from east of Academy Boulevard to the intersection of Lexington Drive, will be reduced to one lane in each direction while crews perform paving, grinding and striping work throughout the project area.

Intermittent Traffic Shifts on Woodmen Rd to Occur Monday  through Dec 9

Crews will be performing storm drain, flatwork and wall work on Woodmen Road that will require multiple traffic shifts on Woodmen Road from east of Academy Boulevard to the intersection of Lexington Drive. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be intermittently shifted to the north and south sides of the road. Motorists should stay alert while driving through the construction area and be aware of signs indicating a shift in traffic alignment. 

Daily single-lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of Woodmen Road from east of Academy Boulevard to the intersection of Lexington Drive will occur Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the safe performance of utility work, wall work, earthwork, and paving.

Ongoing Traffic Impacts

Additional ongoing lane closures are in place 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week as indicated below.

  • The speed limit through the work zones is 40 mph.
  • The Colorado Springs Police Department will be enforcing work zone speed limits.
  • The two left-turn lanes from northbound Union Boulevard onto Woodmen Road are reduced to a single left-turn lane.
  • A single lane of North Union Blvd. from Shrider Road to Woodland Hills Drive is closed in both directions.
  • Traffic on Woodmen Road from Lexington Drive to Taos Drive has been reduced to two lanes in both directions, with an additional turn lane for left turns from Woodmen Road onto Lexington Drive.

Normal work hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

For more information contact the project hotline at 719-900-5960, or the project website at www.woodmenroad.com , or by email: woodmenrd@PublicInfoTeam.com.

 

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