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Pavement-patching work on West Colorado to continue into late May

      
A crew from Trax Construction updates the curb, gutter and sidewalks in the 1000 block of South 21st Street in a current City Public Works project. Photo looks south. The article on this page talks about another Westside street upgrade that's just getting started - patching the pavement as needed along West Colorado Avenue between I-25 and 31st Street.
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Into late May - but not as late as Territory Days - pavement patching is slated to continue along West Colorado Avenue between 31st Street and I-25.
       The contractor is the Martin Marietta Materials company, with the work being funded through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA). The project started in mid-April.
       City engineers have previously identified the potholes and other pavement problems, said project manager Peter Annis of Martin Marietta. “We will be milling and repaving the areas the city has marked out for us,” he explained.
       In some work areas, no-parking signs will be posted in advance. "Parking is permitted overnight on a street that has been posted; however, all motor vehicles, trailers or materials must be off the street the next day by 6:30 a.m.," states a Martin Marietta flyer that is being provided to residents and business owners.
       Territory Days, an annual street festival that closes Colorado Avenue through Old Colorado City over Memorial Day weekend, will be May 27-29 this year. “Our target is to finish before Territory Days,” Annis said.
       He noted that a number of people seeing his crews at work seem to think it's related to the realignment proposal in Old Colorado City (that could involve two- laning the four-lane right of way). But the patching project has nothing to do with that, he pointed out, and the proposal itself has not been approved.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 4/17/17; Transportation: General)

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