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Traffic Alert: Austin Bluffs & Peterson Road construction updates

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Mar 27 2014 05:44:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 27 2014 06:23:44 PM CDT

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Construction projects on Austin Bluffs Parkway and Peterson Road will continue to cause headaches for drivers through the weekend.

PETERSON ROAD

A project to install a new water pipeline under Constitution Avenue at Peterson Road was scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 27, 2014 and wrap up on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Both directions of Peterson Road are scheduled to be closed north of Constitution during the work.

Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes, including the east-west Bismark Road and the north-south roads Canada Drive and Leoti Drive. Constitution Avenue will remain open with one lane westbound and two lanes eastbound.

AUSTIN BLUFFS PARKWAY

An ongoing project to widen Austin Bluffs Parkway continues through the weekend with numerous detours planned, including the following:

Temporary Right Lane Closure Westbound Austin Bluffs Parkway,  Union to UCCS West Entrance
On Saturday, March 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the right westbound lane will be closed to accommodate concrete work activities on the north side of Austin Bluffs Parkway. The right westbound lane will open to traffic by 2:00 p.m.

Temporary Left Lane Closure Meadow Lane and Austin Bluffs Parkway Intersection
On Saturday, March 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the left turn lane of the Meadow Lane intersection for northbound Austin Bluffs Parkway will be closed for utility work. The left turn lane will open to traffic by 3:00 p.m.

Left Turn Restriction, Westbound Austin Bluffs Parkway at Brenner Place
The left turn lane at the Brenner Place intersection for westbound Austin Bluffs Parkway will remain closed until Fall 2014 when the Austin Bluffs Parkway median reconstruction is completed.

Temporary Closure and Traffic Pattern Shift, Westbound Lane of Austin Bluffs Parkway between Turquoise Drive and Barnes Road
On Saturday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., motorists will experience temporary closure of the right westbound lane of Austin Bluffs Parkway between Turquoise Drive and Barnes Road to accommodate a traffic pattern shift. Following the traffic pattern switch, the left lane of westbound Austin Bluffs Parkway between Turquoise Drive and Barnes Road will be closed for a short period of time. Both westbound lanes will reopen to traffic by 3:00 p.m.

Left Turn Restriction, Austin Bluffs Parkway in-between Barnes Road and Oro Blanco Drive
Left turns restrictions to or from Austin Bluffs Parkway between Barnes Road and Oro Blanco Drive remain in effect, until further notice.

Left Turn Restriction, Austin Bluffs Parkway in-between Oro Blanco Drive and Old Farm Drive
Left turns to or from Austin Bluffs Parkway in-between Oro Blanco Drive and Old Farm Drive are prohibited, until further notice.

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