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Underground utility work to shut down Marksheffel Road Friday through Sunday

Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-15 08:44:17-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Heads up drivers, there will be a major road closure on the far northeast side of Colorado Springs this weekend. Part of Marksheffel Rd. will be closed starting tonight through Monday afternoon.

The closure is between Barnes Rd. and Graphite Dr. starting Friday (Dec 15) at 7:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday. The construction stretches about a quarter of a mile which only adds a few minutes to your commute.

As a detour, drivers should use Peterson Rd. or Powers Blvd. for north/south travel.

Crews will be putting in underground electrical wiring and a storm sewer for better drainage. As part of the long-term project, Marksheffel Rd. will go from two lanes to four with the addition of turning lanes and shoulders. The city hopes that widening the road will make it safer and reduce the number of car crashes.

The city acknowledges this project is really important for people who use this road. Colorado Springs Public Works Director Gayle Sturdivant says improvements on this road continue to be one the highest priorities in the city.

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More information from the City of Colorado Springs Marksheffel Road Improvements page:

Other traffic impacts include:

  • Traffic pattern change between Zircon Drive and North Carefree Circle anticipated on or after Dec. 18. Marksheffel Road will be closed between North Carefree Circle and Zircon Drive from Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. to Dec. 19 at 5 a.m. to complete the traffic pattern change. Local access to Graphite Drive and Zircon Drive will be provided from the north through the Marksheffel Road / Barnes Road intersection.
  • Travelers should expect equipment and workers adjacent to the road.
  • The posted speed limit is 35 mph.
  • Trucks may be crossing Zircon Drive and Graphite Drive at Marksheffel Road.
  • Follow signs and flagger directions when present.


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