Two City Utilities projects around 21st and Hwy 24

       Separate Colorado Springs Utilities projects have slowed traffic south of 21st Street and Highway 24 over the past week. And, one or both projects will continue into next week.
       At the intersection itself, blocking the curved right-turn access from northbound 21st to eastbound Highway 24 has been a sewer repair project. According to Natilia Sibert of Utilities, a contractor had to go back in under warranty to replaced a wrinkled pipe liner. “The work should be substantially done this week,” she said.
       The other 21st Street Utilities project involves the continued laying of a major electric line. This work has impacted traffic since mid-November, and work will last at least through next week, Sibert said.
       She added that a Chinese elm tree that was “kind of in the way” in front of Carlos' restaurant was removed for the project with the agreement of the restaurant ownership.
       The 600-amp line follows Cresta Road/21st Street from around Cheyenne Mountain High School and will terminate at Highway 24, Sibert said. It will allow improved electrical service to that area, including the Gold Hill Mesa development.

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