A “Continuous Flow” Intersection
This project is a long overdue improvement to one of the busiest intersections in North Colorado Springs, and continues the work started several years ago that saw the overpass constructed for Woodmen Rd over Academy Blvd. In this second phase of the Woodmen Road improvement project, the intersection of Woodmen & Union will see the addition of what is known as a “Continuous Flow Intersection”.
Check back to this page as it will be updated with ongoing information from the contractor.
The photo at the top of the page is an Artist Rendering of what the completed intersection will look like.
Woodmen Corridor Phase 2 Traffic Advisory Update
Lane Closures on Woodmen Rd and Union Blvd Saturday
Colorado Springs, Colo.– From 7 a.m. to 8 pm., Saturday, Woodmen Road from east of Academy Boulevard to the intersection of Lexington Drive, and Union Boulevard from Shrider Road to Woodland Hills Drive, will be reduced to one lane in each direction while crews perform paving, grinding and striping work throughout the project, as well as crosswalk striping work specifically at the Woodmen Road and Union Boulevard intersection. At the intersection, left turn lanes in all directions will be intermittently closed at alternating times to allow crews to move equipment and complete key items of work. Traffic will be controlled by uniformed officers and flaggers as required during the closure. Motorists should expect significant delays of up to 15 minutes.
Major Traffic Shift at Woodmen Rd/Union Blvd Intersection Sunday
Motorists on Woodmen Road and Union Boulevard will drive through a new traffic configuration beginning Sunday, Dec. 10. Motorists turning left onto Union Boulevard will have to move into position about a quarter-mile before reaching Union Boulevard and should look for directional signs and be prepared to enter the left turn lane at a smaller left-turn signal. Two through lanes will be maintained in each direction on Woodmen Road. Visit www.woodmenroad.com for more information.
Continued Intermittent Traffic Shifts on Woodmen Rd to Occur Sunday through Dec. 16
Crews will be performing storm drain, flatwork and wall work on Woodmen Road that will require multiple traffic shifts on Woodmen Road from east of Academy Boulevard to the intersection of Lexington Drive. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be intermittently shifted to the north and south sides of the road. Motorists should stay alert while driving through the construction area and be aware of signs indicating a shift in traffic alignment. Daily single-lane closures in the eastbound and westbound directions of Woodmen Road from east of Academy Boulevard to the intersection of Lexington Drive will occur Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the safe performance of utility work, wall work, earthwork, and paving.
Ongoing Traffic Impacts
Additional ongoing lane closures are in place 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week as indicated below.
- The speed limit through the work zones is 40 mph.
- The Colorado Springs Police Department will be enforcing work zone speed limits.
- The two left-turn lanes from northbound Union Boulevard onto Woodmen Road are reduced to a single left-turn lane.
- A single lane of North Union Blvd. from Shrider Road to Woodland Hills Drive is closed in both directions.
- Traffic on Woodmen Road from Lexington Drive to Taos Drive has been reduced to two lanes in both directions, with an additional turn lane for left turns from Woodmen Road onto Lexington Drive.