Closures for bridge construction over Research Parkway at Powers Boulevard (CO 21) rescheduled

Travel Advisory

March 21, 2022 - Southeastern Colorado

Colorado Springs — Concrete deck pour activity on the new Powers Boulevard (Colorado Highway 21) bridge over Research Parkway has been postponed due to recent adverse weather. The work will now take place in the early morning of Fri., March 25 and Wed., March 30. To safely pour the new deck over the roadway, crews will conduct single lane closures on Research Parkway on the west side of Powers Boulevard. An overnight closure is not required.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Fri., March 25 and Wed., March 30 (back up day in case of inclement weather, April 1)
  • Work beginning 3 a.m. each day and continuing for several hours
  • Single lane closures on Research Parkway between Channel Drive and Powers Boulevard
  • No full closure is needed
  • Allow extra travel time

The current traffic alignment, listed below, will be in place for several months:

  • Research Parkway has no direct through access across Powers Boulevard.
  • Northbound and southbound Powers Boulevard (CO 21) continues to have no impacts.
  • Access to Powers Boulevard from Research Parkway on the west side is limited to southbound access only, northbound and through access uses the signalized U turn south of the interchange.
  • Access to Powers Boulevard from Research Parkway on the east side is limited to northbound access only, southbound and through access uses the signalized U turn north of the interchange.

Project Information

To learn about project phases, funding procurement and the future configuration, please visit our Virtual Open House.

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

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!