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Wildcat Construction, the contractor on the Westside Avenue Action Plan project, demolishes an abutment for the north half of the old bridge over Fountain Creek at Columbia Road in preparation for construction of the new Adams Crossing Bridge. The large pipes that are bound together under the old bridge's remaining south half (at left) are temporarily carrying the Fountain Creek flow.
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Colorado Avenue closed at Columbia till noon Dec. 15; one lane only to Dec. 18

Backhoes work simultaneously on Colorado Avenue at Ridge Road (foreground) and Columbia Road at Fountain Creek (background) during Westside Avenue Action Plan work this month.
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Update, Dec. 14, 2017
       One lane of West Colorado Avenue near the bridge construction at Columbia Road (as described in the original article below) is scheduled to reopen shortly after noon Friday, Dec. 15.
       "The entire roadway [two lanes] is expected to open Monday, Dec. 18 around noon, weather permitting," an El Paso County press release states.

Dec. 13, 2017
       The following press release for the Westside Avenue Action Plan project came out the afternoon of Dec. 13:
       "From 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 through noon Friday, Dec. 15, Manitou/Colorado Avenue will be closed at the bridge over Fountain Creek [at Columbia Road]. This closure is to complete the installation of the 30-inch water pipeline in the deep excavation adjacent to the roadway.
       "Stabilization is required to repair some undermining of the roadway. This closure is necessary for the safety of the traveling public and the workers while these repairs are implemented."
       Detour possibilities include Highway 24 or El Paso Boulevard.
       For more information, the project hotline is 301-3801.

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(Projects: Westside Avenue Action Plan)

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