Cast in concrete: Crews descend on Westside streets
A contractor hired by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) was continuing an extensive concrete-upgrade project this week along numerous
residential streets in the older Westside and the neighborhoods north of Uintah, off 19th Street.
The most prominent of these work locations - 21st Street between Colorado Avenue and Uintah Street - is nearing completion and (weather permitting) should have all its barricades down by the first week of April, according to Cece Beauchamp, RTA project administrator.
The contractor, NORAA Concrete Construc-tion, will need up to two months to finish all its Westside efforts, she said. The work includes curb, gutter, driveway pan, pedestrian ramps and spot asphalt patching.
Nearly all the upgrades are in advance of City Street Division pavement overlays that are planned for those same streets later in the year, Beauchamp said.
Since the project began in early March, traffic on the 21st Street segment has been narrowed to one lane at times.
Another major street due for NORAA attention in the coming weeks is one-way Limit Street, from Highway 24 to its dead end north of Bijou Street.
Funded by a one-cent sales tax, the RTA supplements county and municipal public works efforts in most of El Paso County.
The following is the Street Division's full list of the Westside streets that have been or will be getting concrete work this spring:
Westside Pioneer article