The Academy/Cottonwood Bridge & Trail project is progressing, with the eastern half of the new bridge under
construction. The current traffic configuration, with all lanes pushed to the west side of the bridge, will continue into
July, although overnight closures of Academy Boulevard will be necessary in mid‐June for placement of bridge
girders. We’ll share more information about the closures and detours in June.
The photos below show what was once the Cottonwood Creek trail at Academy Boulevard. The new trail will not open
until the new Academy bridge over the creek is completed. The project team asks people to stay out of work areas and
use only designated trail and crossing locations, for their own safety.
All construction is weather and resource‐dependent. Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes. For
project information, visit or call the project information line at 719‐314‐5018.

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