Quarter-mile of 26th Street narrowed for pre-2C water-main replacementNearly a quarter-mile of South 26th Street will be reduced to one lane for "several weeks" so that crews can replace a water main under the street, according to a Colorado Springs Utilities press release.
The project started June 5, the date that the release was sent out.
During the work, 26th between Hagerman Street and Westend Avenue "will be reduced to a single lane, alternating each direction, directed by flaggers," the release states.
"The work will enhance water reliability and provide a transition to City of Colorado Springs’ 2C-related road repaving projects," the document adds.
Utilities spokesperson Steve Berry had said last March that "“several segments of water main" needed to be replaced along 26th" prior to the 2C paving work (scheduled by city contractors later this year between Cimarron Street and Lower Gold Camp Road). Asked if the Utilities work starting June 5 was the last of these replacements, Berry said, "I believe that is correct."
Westside Pioneer/press release