Wastewater project closes 19th Street

       Replacement of 500 feet of wastewater line south of King Street has closed 19th Street to through traffic for about two weeks. Large machinery blocks 19th Street and part of King Street
(by Oswego Street) in a photo looking east Dec. 9. Colorado Springs Utilities hopes to have the
wastewater-upgrade project finished this week.  
Westside Pioneer photo
       The work between King and Uintah streets was continuing this week, although Steve Berry of Colorado Springs Utilities said that, weather dependent, project completion is anticipated before the end of the week.
       In the area that's been torn up, "we're enlarging to a 12-inch [diameter] line," Berry explained, adding that the effort is part of a continuing Utilities program to replace or upgrade old wastewater pipes, called the Sanitary Sewer Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program (SSERP).
       He also offered a "reader heads-up," that Utilities-contracted crews "will be on the Westside quite a bit over the next two years," performing SSERP improvements.
       This will include work on other problem segments of the 19th Street line, which continues south of Uintah to Colorado Avenue, Berry said.

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