The planned closure of the Midland Trail
underpass at I-25 was delayed, but apparently started this morning.
Detours are in place. Read on for the details:
Midland Trail I-25 Underpass Closure Update
Closure of Midland Trail Begins Monday, August 3
A delay in the previously announced closure will begin the morning of Monday, August 3. The contractor has assured that crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will close the Midland Trail I-25 underpass into America the Beautiful Park as they begin a series of trail improvements. Signed and clearly marked Midland Trail detour routes will be in place for users to navigate around the closure. The new trail configuration that opens in summer of 2017 will create a better experience for trail users.
Midland Trail Detour:
Eastbound trail users will take South Chestnut Street north to West Cucharras Street, continue as it becomes South Walnut Street and connects to Colorado Avenue, then take Colorado Avenue east under I-25, then turn south on Cimino Drive to access America the Beautiful Park and the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail.
Westbound trail users accessing the Midland Trail from the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, will turn east over the Monument Creek pedestrian bridge and follow the trail through America The Beautiful Park to Cimino Drive, then turn west on Colorado Avenue, then take South Walnut Street as it curves to the west and becomes West Cucharras Street, then turn south on South Chestnut Street to access the Midland Trail on the right.
Temporary Greenway Trail Access - During a brief project by the City of Colorado Springs, access to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail from the Midland Trail will follow Cimino Drive east of America the Beautiful Park and follow the concrete trail until it intersects with the Greenway Trail south of the park.