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Public Works
George Hayward, Hayward LLC

Key Dates

Prep Work - Late February to March 2020

Shoulder work and outside lane closures on the south side of the Project. The initial work will include grading and earthwork to move overhead electric lines underground and relocate other components of the local electrical network.

Phase 1 - Late March to May 2020

One lane in each direction on north side of the roadway for work on south side of project zone.

Phase 2A - Approx. June to July 2020

Shift traffic to new lanes on south side of road for work on the north side of the roadway and median. This will include work in the median west of Solar Ridge Drive.

Phase 2B - July to August 2020

One lane of traffic will continue to flow in each direction on the southside of the road, except at the intersection of Barnes Road and Chaparral Road/Rio Vista Drive, where westbound Barnes Road will be shifted to the north side of the road so crews can work in the middle of the intersection.

Phase 3 - Late 2020

One lane of traffic will flow in each direction of Barnes Road while crews work on the median

Phase 4 /Completion Summer 2021

Work will include construction of the median in Barnes Road; work on curb, gutters, and pedestrian ramps; and installation of street lights, in preparation for final asphalt paving in the Spring/Summer.



The project rebuilt Barnes Road between Powers Boulevard and the Homestead Trail crossing, just east of Solar Ridge Drive. The project brought area roadways and utility infrastructure in line with the rapid development in the area, improving access and safety to local businesses and neighborhoods.

Key Elements:

In addition to repaving four lanes of Barnes Road, improvements included:

  • Median, sidewalks, turn lanes and stormwater infrastructure on Barnes Road where there weren’t any before
  • Overhead utility lines were moved underground
  • Lowering part of Barnes Road by seven feet, improving safety on the steep hill
  • Signalized intersection with left turn lanes at Barnes and Rio Vista Drive/Chaparral Road
  • Improved curb and gutter, and new pavement on a section of Jeffery Road, which connects Barnes to the Old Farm neighborhood
  • Rebuilt Chaparral Road, connecting Barnes to Jeffery Road. Chaparral had been closed for three years due to the lack of roadway infrastructure and right-of-way concerns.

Construction was led by Pyramid Construction, with design by SEH, public information by Hayward LLC, and project management by the engineering firm AECOM.  The project team, including City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities staff and crews, are grateful for the patience of neighbors in the project area—residents, businesses and their customers—who had to deal with construction closures and utility impacts while we all navigated the pandemic.


Construction began in February 2020, with work on Barnes Road completed in July 2021, and Chaparral Road completed in August 2021.


The project budget is approximately $ 3,225,000, funded by the voter-approved PPRTA2 program.