COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The construction of Barnes Road between the Powers Boulevard and Homestead Trail Crossing is finally completed. This project is aimed to improve the access and safety for the local businesses and neighborhood.
As the final phase of the Barnes Road improvement project is completed, the construction crews are expected to open back the Chaparral Road by Friday, August 27. The construction of this project takes about one year and a half which begin on February 2020.
This project was approved by the Colorado Springs voters in 2012 as part of the “A List” construction project. The budget for this project was about $3.25 million, funded by the PPRTA2 program. The road improvement is considered necessary as the area is constantly growing and developing.
Project engineer for the City of Colorado Springs, Kevin Diekelman, said that he and his team are particularly grateful for the patience of the residents around the project area. Whether they are business owners or customers, all of them have been cooperative during the construction process.
One of the key elements of the project include sidewalk, median, turn lane, and stormwater infrastructure on the Barnes Road. The overhead utility will be moved underground. New pavement and improvement of curb and gutter will also be added on a section of Jeffery Road.
There were several stakeholders that involved in the project. The construction was led by the Pyramid Construction. The road improvement was designed by SEH, with public information provided by Hayward LLC, and the project management was handled by engineering firm AECOM.
The public can learn more about the project through ColoradoSprings.gov/BarnesRoad.
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