Colorado Springs Construction: Road Closures & Your Rights

Picture this: You’re heading home from work on I-25, picturing a relaxing evening after a long day. Suddenly, you slam on your brakes – traffic’s come to a standstill. Another construction zone? You remember the exceptionally long list of road repairs on the last election ballot (remember those three whole rows?) and sigh. Well, buckle up drivers, because Colorado Springs construction season is here, and it’s going to be a bumpy ride (for the next 5-7 years!).

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While road closures and detours might be frustrating, knowing your rights and how to navigate these construction zones can make a big difference. Here at Kanthaka Group, we’ve got your back (and your bumper!).

Here Are Four Essential Tips For Navigating Colorado Springs Construction:

  1. Stay Vigilant: With construction zones often leading to unexpected slowdowns and lane changes, the risk of accidents can rise significantly. Be extra cautious at night or during adverse weather conditions where visibility might be reduced. Maintain a safe following distance, avoid distractions, and anticipate sudden lane changes or merging traffic. If you’re involved in an accident, remain calm and contact an experienced Colorado car accident attorney immediately.
  2. Plan Ahead: Stay informed about road closures and delays by utilizing resources such as the Colorado Courts website. By planning your route in advance, you can minimize disruptions to your travel and avoid unnecessary frustration.
  3. Exercise Caution: Exercise caution when driving through construction zones, adhering to posted speed limits, and obeying all signage. Construction zones often have reduced speeds to ensure worker and driver safety. Be familiar with Colorado’s Move Over Law requiring drivers to move over a lane, if possible, for emergency vehicles and tow trucks with flashing lights. Your safety, as well as the safety of others on the road, is paramount.
  4. Be Patient: Construction projects can often cause delays and detours, testing your patience during your commute. Remember to remain calm and patient, understanding that these inconveniences are temporary and ultimately contribute to improving the infrastructure of Colorado Springs. Utilize alternative routes when possible, and allow extra time for your journey to accommodate unexpected delays.

Kanthaka Group: Your Legal Partner on the Road

While we can’t control the construction, we can help you navigate the legal side of the road. If you’ve been injured in a Colorado Springs construction zone due to negligence, contact Kanthaka Group today for a free consultation. We will fight for your rights! Call us at (719)-633-2222.