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Tag-team projects by Utilities, city on 2 sections of 21st Street through fall

April 6, 2018
       The schedule for major projects on two segments of 21st Street has been tightened up. Work started in early March and is predicted to continue at first one and then another location into the fall.
       Each project includes a water-main replacement by Colorado Springs Utilities, as well as concrete upgrades and a concluding street overlay by
A Colorado Springs Utilities crew works in light snow April 6 on 21st Street just north of Rio Grande Street. In the first of the projects on two segments of 21st Street this year, Utilities is replacing a water main under the roadway in preparation for new paving between Argus Boulevard and Lower Gold Camp Road.
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city-contracted crews under the 2C “road tax” program. Motorists can expect intermittent traffic slowdowns.
  • Lower Gold Camp Road to Argus Boulevard. This project commenced with concrete work in early March along the sides of 21st. Digging into the roadway for the water-main replacement started in early April and will continue through the month, according to Natalie Eckhart of Utilities.
           Because this part of 21st is likely to be a major access for people going to the Senior Open Golf tournament at the Broadmoor June 28 to July 1, the government plan is to have it fully paved beforehand.
  • Highway 24 to Colorado Avenue. For this project, Utilities will begin its water-main replacement in late April/early May. The completion “target” is mid-June, Eckhart said, allowing the 2C portion to get going at that time.
           As previously outlined by project manager Ryan Phipps of City Engineering, the non-Utilities share of the work is slated to pick up in June and last throughout the summer, with paving anticipated between September and October.
           In addition to concrete upgrades and paving, the project calls for maintenance of the 21st Street traffic bridge over Fountain Creek and construction of a concrete “multi-use path” between the current 21st Street Midland Trail terminus and Highway 24. Funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, the path is to include an 8-foot-wide swath on the east side of the bridge that's currently used by cars.

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