The City of Colorado Springs, at the request of the Eagle Rock neighborhood, is installing a gate on Stanton Road that will limit vehicular access through the neighborhood. Campus users who travel between west campus and central campus and use the neighborhood will experience a temporary road closure July 27-31, with a full closure no later than August 3 when the gate is expected to be operational.
Barricades will be placed on Stanton Road July 27 ahead installation work July 30. The gate is expected to be installed by July 31 but will be open until hardware and power connections are complete. The gate is expected to be closed and operational by August 3 according to city engineers. All traffic will be limited to Austin Bluffs Parkway and N. Nevada Ave. at the point.
Signs were installed in fall 2017 that indicated no thru traffic in the neighborhood for people traveling between the two areas of campus, but traffic could still flow without interruption. The new gate will stop traffic on Stanton Road near the entrance to lot 540. Pedestrians, cyclists and small utility vehicles (golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, etc.) will be able to pass around the gate.
Work for an internal “Pioneer Road” that will connect the two areas of campus without going through the neighborhood is in planning stages in line with the 2012 Master Plan. UCCS and the City of Colorado Springs are working on funding options that would allow internal campus traffic to use the Pioneer Road and return traffic capacity for Austin Bluffs Parkway and N. Nevada Ave.