COLORADO SPRING S- There are changes in the works to deal with growing traffic congestion on South Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs. The added traffic is, in part, due to the success of redevelopment in the area. New and improved businesses bring customers and the cars they drive.
Colorado Springs traffic engineers say a new traffic light is going up in front of the new Natural Grocers development location. A required public process is underway to examine the possibility of eliminating left turns and one side to the other crossing at Motor Way, to make way for the removal of traffic signals. Engineers also want to improve the timing of the traffic signal at Brookside Avenue. The two sides of Brookside are not aligned, so each side is treated as a separate intersection. Once overhead power lines are buried, the road can be better aligned.
Traffic engineers say the redevelopment brings needed improvement and the traffic issues are unavoidable side effects. “Hopefully there will be enough improvements that even people that aren’t happy with some of the changes can overall feel good about the neighborhood,” said Traffic Engineering Manager, Kathleen Krager.
Some of the traffic changes happen in the next couple of months. Others will take more than a year to put in place.