30th Street water-line project to impact Colorado Avenue traffic on night of Oct. 11

       A water-line replacement project down 30th Street is expected to block off two lanes on Colorado Avenue the night of Monday, Oct. 11.
       Juan Pacheco, project foreman for Pate Construction, said the work will be necessary to tie in the new 12-inch main down 30th with the 16-inch main that goes along Colorado Avenue. He anticipates that the digging will start around 7 p.m., although (out of consideration to the local businesses) no water shut-offs will occur until after midnight. The work should be finished before morning with services restored, he said.
       Later that week, the focus of the water-main work is scheduled to shift to the area of 30th between Kiowa and Platte avenues.
       The project, which has closed off busy 30th Street all or in part between Platte and Colorado avenues since early September, is slated for completion at the end of October, but may need another week into November, Pacheco said.
       Original Colorado Springs Utilities predictions had suggested the work would be complete by the middle of this month. Some surprises in service lines along 30th Street have slowed the work at times, Pacheco said.
       Only brief, pre-announced water shut-offs to residents have occurred during the work, he said. Temporary water lines are providing service to customers along 30th Street as needed during the project.
       The line replacement is necessary to upgrade the water flow, according to Utilities.

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