Austin Bluffs lanes to open this fall

All six lanes of Austin Bluffs Parkway will be open to traffic by Nov. 30, according to a revised schedule from the project contractor.

Lawrence Construction, the contractor for the $22.5 million Austin Bluffs Parkway, announced Sept. 25 its plan to have all Austin Bluffs Parkway lanes open to traffic between North Nevada Avenue and Union Boulevard by Nov. 30. Final landscaping for the project will continue in spring 2015.

Lawrence construction hopes to have the six-lane segment between Union Boulevard and Old Farm Road open by Dec. 2014 with final landscaping in spring 2015.

The contractor had hoped to open the six lanes between North Nevada Avenue and Union Boulevard by Sept. 30. Weather and utility service improvements were cited for the delay.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding while progress continues on these much needed improvements,” Tracee Jackson, public information manager, Lawrence Construction, said. “The Austin Bluffs Corridor Project is a critical component in solving east-west mobility issues that have impacted travelers for years.”

The Austin Bluffs Parkway Corridor Project began June 17, 2013 as a project of the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority. PPRTA is a regional approach to transportation and transit created by the voters of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, El Paso County, and the towns of Green Mountain Falls and Ramah. PPRTA collects a 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation and transit improvements.

For more information about the Austin Bluffs project, call the project hotline (719) 337-2436 or visit


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