The New Santa Fe Regional Trail will remain open through the construction site however all trail users must use the metal connex box tunnel. All bicycles and horseback riders must dismount before entering the tunnel. Periodic trail closures at the South Gate Bridge will be scheduled and posted in advance while construction takes place on the bridge over the trail. When a scheduled trail closure is in-place the trail will be blocked and closed only at the South Gate Bridge.
Major construction is about to get started near the New Santa Fe Regional Trail, and it will bring a few changes for trail users.
The United States Air Force Academy will begin a large scale construction project at the South Gate Bridge between January 2018 and June 2019. This construction activity will impact the New Santa Fe Regional Trail; however care has been taken to minimize trail closures.
All trail users are encouraged to check the Northgate Trailhead and Ice Lake Trailhead for information regarding construction and closure information and updates. These closures are to protect the life and safety of the public while construction activities take place on the bridge above the trail.
For questions regarding the construction project and trail closures please contact:
Fred Langan, Superintendent
El Paso County
Jason Meyer, Project Manager