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Traffic change at Woodmen and Union concerning drivers

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Starting on Sunday, the intersection of Woodmen and Union in Colorado Springs is going to work differently. 

'We needed a solution that gave us more capacity than a standard signalized intersection without building overpasses or bridges,' said Kathleen Krager, Division Manager for Traffic in Colorado Springs. 

Without the bridges or overpasses, the solution will require drivers wanting to make a left turn at Union to get in the turn lane about a quarter mile ahead of the light. 

'It will catch some people by surprise, they will not be able to make left turns at the union intersection, they have to make them before,' said Krager.

The City of Colorado Springs released a video on Monday demonstrating how the intersection will work, which got a lot of attention.

Some people looking forward to the change, others not sold on the idea just yet. 

'Traffic is like any other aspect of our life, we get used to it, we want it to be the same way,' said Krager.

Krager compared the intersection to I-25 and Filmore, 'there was a lot of concern when it first opened up after a failry short period of time you started hearing wow I'm really starting to see some increased traffic through there and it handles much better,' said Krager. 

The construction for the intersection is not final on Sunday, the project is expected to finish by the end of the year. 

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