August 20, 2015
 Temporary Bear Creek Trail Detour

Begins Monday, August 24
Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will temporarily detour the terminus of the Bear Creek Trail at 8th Street and access under I-25 to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail will not be available. The detour is necessary so crews can extend the pedestrian/bicycle underpass for the Bear Creek Trail to accommodate the widening and reconfiguration of I-25. This temporary detour is scheduled to go into effect Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, and will be in place for about three months.

For Your Safety: Trail users are asked to please obey the closure/detour signs. Construction is ongoing and crews are periodically operating equipment in the area. 
Bear Creek Trail Detour:
Eastbound Bear Creek Trail users will turn north on 8th Street and cross Cimarron, immediately access the Midland Trail to South Chestnut Street north to West Cucharras Street, continue as it becomes South Walnut Street and connects to Colorado Avenue, under I-25. Users can re-enter the trail system at America the Beautiful Park by turning south on Cimino Drive.
Westbound Trail Users will follow the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail north along the east side of Fountain Creek to America the Beautiful Park and connect to Colorado Avenue, turn west on Colorado Avenue, turn south on South Walnut Street to West Cucharras, turn south on South Chestnut Street to access the Midland Trail.  At 8th Street, turn south and cross Cimarron.  Continue on south on 8th Street to connect with the Bear Creek Trail.

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
Bear Creek Trail
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Detour will be in place for several months.
Detour map provided above. 
Pikes Peak Greenway
Currently in placeBoth sides of trail will be open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.
Detour routes clearly marked. Possible intermittent closures of trail throughout the project
Midland Trail
Currently in place
Summer of 2017
Detour routes clearly marked.
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What Are The Project Goals?
  • 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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