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Black Forest Road

The area of Colorado Springs along the three miles of Black Forest Road between Woodmen and Old Ranch roads has experienced considerable growth over the past several years, with continued growth projected.

Much of the area, as well as the arterial connections to Black Forest Road (Research Parkway/Marksheffel Road and Briargate Parkway/Stapleton Road), is projected to be developed within the next five to ten years. Construction for the roadway segment from Woodmen Road to Research Parkway began in April 2022 and is expected to be complete by late 2024. 

Client: Double T Dirtworks

Scope

Encompassed a comprehensive construction layout, topographic surveying, and as-built surveys. It also included volume calculations, data management, and monthly progress reporting to ensure timely and accurate project completion.

Impact

As the primary corridor for travel in the area between Woodmen and Old Ranch roads, the City of Colorado Springs has initiated a corridor widening project to meet current and future capacity needs. It enables the City to move forward with future project design phases as funding becomes available for needed improvements and widening of Black Forest Road for this three-mile segment.

Details

The project entails expanding road lanes, implementing traffic signals, creating pedestrian and trail features, and improving water quality and detention. It also includes Cottonwood Creek erosion control and replacing the existing inadequate bridge with two new structures.

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