Colorado Springs, Colo.— R.E. Monks Construction Co. of Colorado Springs has begun work under a nearly $26-million contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation to construct a grade-separated interchange between Power Boulevard and Woodmen Road. The project is part of the Powers Corridor Link, improvements to Powers Boulevard between State Highway 16 on the north and Interstate 25 on the south.
The new interchange at Woodmen Road will improve traffic flow and safety by upgrading an outdated intersection.
"The Powers Boulevard/Woodmen Road intersection handles significant rush hour traffic and serves as a major thoroughfare for Colorado Springs," said Mark Andrew, resident engineer for CDOT Region 2. "It currently has close to 100,000 vehicle trips per day." Completion of the intersection reconstruction is scheduled for completion in mid-2009.
Some $16 million of the project funding comes from earmarked federal funds.