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24th St. block closures (Pikes Peak to Uintah) to last till August

A Colorado Springs Utilities crew is seen at work this month on 24th Street just south of Uintah Street. A project to replace a 99-year-old water-main under 24th is working its way, block by block, north along 24th between Pikes Peak Avenue and Uintah, with a finish date anticipated in August.
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May 21, 2018
       Until August, 24th Street between Pikes Peak Avenue and Uintah Street will remain closed to through traffic for a continuing water-main replacement project.
       Started in late April, the work is “replacing 1,600 linear feet of old water main that was originally installed around 1919,” explained Colorado Springs Utilities spokesperson Steve Berry.
       He added that the the city-owned enterprise is managing the project “on a block-by-block basis. So we're only closing a block at a time to minimize disruptions. We are permitting local alleyway access.”
       Aware that the work will affect Old Colorado City events - such as Territory Days (May 26-28), West Fest (June 17) and the Farmers Market (Saturdays, starting June 9) - Berry said Utilities officials have met with area businesses and event planners.
       Also, to reduce the impact, the closed blocks will move farther north on 24th (away from OCC) as the project goes on, he said.

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