Powers Boulevard overnight lane closures tonight near Airport Road

Travel Advisory

June 26, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Two of three southbound lanes will be closed from 7 p.m. Wednesday night to 4 a.m. Thursday morning

Colorado Springs — Starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, the two right lanes of southbound Powers Boulevard (Colorado Highway 21) near Airport Road will close until 4 a.m. Thursday. The overnight lane closures are necessary for traveler and crew safety while a temporary barrier wall is placed on the outside shoulder.

All travel lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. on Thursday. The southbound Powers Boulevard right shoulder will remain closed through 2026.

Similar lane closures will occur on northbound Powers Boulevard near Airport Road overnight on Thursday, June 27 starting at 7 p.m. All northbound lanes will reopen by Friday at 4 a.m.

All work is weather-dependent, and this schedule is subject to change.

CO 21 - Powers Blvd Impacts

Motorists and area residents can expect the following impacts during bridge girder placement:

  • 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 26 through 4 a.m., Thursday, June 27, southbound right and middle lanes of CO 21 (Powers Boulevard) will be closed near Airport Road to place a temporary barrier wall.
  • Reduced speeds in the work zone.
  • Plan ahead and expect delays.

Road map identifying CO 21 Powers Boulevard and Airport Road for construction of diverging diamond interchange.
Project Location - Construct new diverging diamond interchange at CO 21 Powers Boulevard and Airport Road intersection

Stay Informed

Text POWERS to 866-762-3640 to receive construction updates and traffic alerts.

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!

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