UPDATE: The City of Colorado Springs has released an update that based on the current forecast they can safely complete work on the roadway this week. As such they will begin work on Tuesday, August 16.

UPDATE: The original text of this article specified that work would begin Monday, August 15. The planned closure has been pushed back a week, and the article has been updated to reflect that change.

COLORADO SPRINGS — Southbound Wooten Road will be closed at Platte Avenue temporarily for construction.

The closure will occur for approximately one week beginning Monday, August 22. Traffic will be detoured east at Edison Avenue to Platte Ave, east of the Wooten intersection, where drivers can turn west onto Platte. Wooten traffic heading to eastbound Platte should use Galley Road to either Murray Boulevard or Powers Boulevard, then south to Platte.

The City of Colorado Springs said the closure was needed to install a new manhole in the roadway. This is part of the Wooten Road Bridge Replacement project, which has currently closed Edison Avenue west of Wooten Rd.

The road will continue to be closed to through traffic with access to all area businesses via northbound Murray Boulevard.

Southbound Wooten is expected to reopen by Friday, August 26, weather permitting.