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Lane Closures Impact Traffic Along Powers Blvd & Airport Rd

October 6, 2016 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – From now through October 10th, expect lane closures, lane shifts and detours on Airport Road and Stewart Avenue, as the widening and road improvements continue along Powers Boulevard and Airport Road.

Due to the installation of new traffic signals at Powers Boulevard and Airport Road, temporary lane closures are in place, including one of the two turn lanes from southbound Powers Boulevard to Airport Road, the right lane on eastbound Airport Road (east of Powers), the right turn lane from eastbound Airport Road to southbound Powers Boulevard, and the dedicated turn lane from northbound Powers Boulevard to eastbound Airport Road. These closures will remain in place until the asphalt paving/leveling course is completed on Airport Road. This Sunday and Monday, October 9th and 10th, one-lane traffic (eastbound) is scheduled on Airport Road, and a detour of westbound Stewart Avenue will be implemented, while westbound traffic will temporarily be diverted to northbound Powers Boulevard onto Platte Avenue.

It is expected that drivers entering and exiting Peterson Air Force Base along Airport Road and Stewart Avenue may experience significant delays. Variable Message Signs will be installed informing travelers of traffic conditions on Airport Road and Stewart Avenue during the paving operation. Flaggers will also be present at various designated intersections to assist with the business access on Industrial Loop during the work. Heavy traffic and delays are expected in the area. Alternative routes are advised.

Stay Informed: For information about this project please call the project hotline at 719-593-9239. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html.