Colorado Springs Traffic Signals Replacement Began Sept. 21

September 22, 2020 - Southeastern Colorado - Motorists can expect delays and crews on the roadway

EL PASO COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation in partnership with Main Electric began work on Sept. 21 to replace and install three new traffic signals. Crews will work to replace the traffic signals at the intersections of Colorado Highway 21 (Powers Blvd.) and Astrozon Blvd. and CO 21 (Powers Blvd.) and Hancock/Zeppelin Rd. in Colorado Springs. A new signal installation will be at the intersection of CO 16 (Mesa Ridge Pkwy.) and Sneffels St., in Fountain. Work will also include replacement of existing ADA curb ramps, sidewalks, curb and gutter, and minor intersection improvements.


On Monday, Sept. 21, survey crews were onsite and on Sept. 22, motorists can expect shoulder closures at CO 21 and Astrozon Blvd. and CO 21 and Handcock/Zeppelin Rd. for potholing activities.

Work for the three locations will take place Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, with some night work. Motorists can expect lane closures, lane shifts, survey crews, and flaggers on the roadway, and work will include the placement of signal poles. For the safety of motorists and workers, drivers are reminded to obey all posted speed limits through the project. Work is expected to be completed by spring 2021.


More information about this project is available at: 

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely.


The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!


To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated inter-regional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.