New traffic configuration for Academy Boulevard Friday morning following overnight closure

Thursday overnight closure in effect 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo— Beginning Friday morning, traffic on Academy Boulevard traffic from Dublin Boulevard to just south of Brookwood Avenue/York Road will have two narrowed lanes in each direction with one-foot wide shoulders following Thursday night’s intersection closure.

The speed limit will be 30 mph and motorists, large trucks encouraged to use extreme caution in the project zone which will be in place for several months, into summer.

Overnight closure Thursday

Academy Boulevard from Dublin Boulevard to just south of Brookwood Avenue/York Road will closed to thru-traffic from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday to safely shift lanes of traffic away from construction on the east side of the Academy Boulevard bridge over Cottonwood Creek.

Detours around the closure will be clearly marked. Flagging crews and police will be present to guide motorists.

There will be one lane open in each direction for two hours prior to the closure, as crews prepare for the full closure.

· Southbound Academy Boulevard detour: Exit Academy at Woodmen off ramp. east to Union Boulevard or west to Vincent Drive; south to Dublin Boulevard, then back to Academy. Local traffic and emergency vehicles southbound heading to Brookwood Avenue and York Road will be allowed past the detour.

· Northbound Academy Boulevard detour: Traffic will be detoured at Dublin. Motorists can go east to Union Boulevard or west to Vincent Drive; north to Woodmen Road, then back to Academy.

All construction is weather and resource-dependent.

For project information or to sign up for construction updates via email, visit coloradosprings.gov/accbridge, or call the project information line at 719-314-5018.

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