Matrix Design Group was recently selected by the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority to provide transportation project management and design services for the $30 Million Austin Bluffs Parkway Corridor. The corridor program consists of widening three four lane segments to complete a six lane arterial condition along the Parkway.  The project will also incorporate bicycle lane, pedestrian, access, signalization, utility and stormwater improvements into the overall corridor consistent with the “Complete Street” objectives set forth by the City.  

The project also entails a comprehensive public informational effort that involves a wide diversity of public affected interests.  These include commuters, the trucking community, neighborhoods, businesses, pedestrians, bicyclists, Palmer Park and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  The Matrix team has developed a stakeholder- support solution for the Austin Bluffs Corridor that strives to improve mobility, safety and system connectivity while enhancing neighborhoods and businesses along the corridor. 

The design and coordination effort consists of completing a topographic and utility survey of the corridor, a corridor traffic study, a complete stormwater analysis of the roadway drainage facilities, preliminary and final roadway design documents, utility coordination and design documents and a complete construction documentation package.  The project design duration will run through 2011 with construction slated for 2012.