July 31, 2015

 Midland Trail I-25 Underpass Closure Update


Closure of Midland Trail Begins Monday, August 3


A delay in the previously announced closure will begin the morning of Monday, August 3. The contractor has assured that crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will close the Midland Trail I-25 underpass into America the Beautiful Park as they begin a series of trail improvements. Signed and clearly marked Midland Trail detour routes will be in place for users to navigate around the closure. The new trail configuration that opens in summer of 2017 will create a better experience for trail users. 


Midland Trail Detour:

Eastbound trail users will take South Chestnut Street north to West Cucharras Street, continue as it becomes South Walnut Street and connects to Colorado Avenue, then take Colorado Avenue east under I-25, then turn south on Cimino Drive to access America the Beautiful Park and the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail.

Westbound trail users accessing the Midland Trail from the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, will turn east over the Monument Creek pedestrian bridge and follow the trail through America The Beautiful Park to Cimino Drive, then turn west on Colorado Avenue, then take South Walnut Street as it curves to the west and becomes West Cucharras Street, then turn south on South Chestnut Street to access the Midland Trail on the right.

Temporary Greenway Trail Access - During a brief project by the City of Colorado Springs, access to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail from the Midland Trail will follow Cimino Drive east of America the Beautiful Park and follow the concrete trail until it intersects with the Greenway Trail south of the park. 

See map below for detour information.

The following is a summary of upcoming project construction activity.
All construction schedules are subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Activity Area

Time/date activity scheduled to begin

Time/date activity scheduled to end

Activity impacts/comments

Midland Trail

Morning of Monday, August 3, 2015

Summer of 2017 

Midland Trail Detour map provided above.

Construction Bridge Across Fountain Creek

7:00 a.m., Monday, August 3, 2015

Mid-August, 2015 

Temporary bridge work 



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  • Maximize overall safety, capacity and operation of the interchange and the surrounding transportation network within the Project budget;
  • Complete Project construction to be fully operational before December 1, 2017;
  • Minimize impacts and inconvenience to the community, motorists, businesses, downtown and the public during construction; and
  • Achieve an aesthetically pleasing design compatible with current and future amenities and enhancements in and around the interchange.
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