RTA plans 30th Street project next summer

       The “30th Street Corridor Safety Improvements” project by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) is slated for construction in 2007, with completion anticipated in July.
       One of the A-list projects when the RTA was approved by voters in 2004, the 30th Street work will involve “widening the northbound approach on 30th Street at the Glen Eyrie intersection to construct a northbound left-turn lane,” according to a report from Colorado Springs Traffic Engineering to the RTA board this month. “This will improve traffic conditions along 30th Street since northbound left-turning traffic now blocks [traffic going straight]. By constructing a left-turn lane, delays will be lessened and through motorists will be less likely to use the shoulder to drive around left-turning vehicles.”
       The estimated project cost is $77,000.
       The RTA uses a 1-cent sales tax in Colorado Springs and most of El Paso County to improve area transportation.

Westside Pioneer/press release