RTA maintenance work starting on 4 Westside bridges

       Repairs to 13 area bridges, including 4 on the Westside, are expected to begin this week.
       Using money from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) sales tax, Blue Ridge Construction has been contracted for the repairs and has 120 days to get them done, according to Jeff Jurew with City Engineering, the RTA's project manager for the work.
       The work was approved at the January RTA board meeting.
       The four Westside bridges are 30th Street at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center ($72,000), Centennial Boulevard at Douglas Creek ($162,000), Garden of the Gods Road at Douglas Creek ($94,000) and Westmoor Drive at Camp Creek ($135,310).
       According to a write-up from Colorado Springs Public Works/City Engineering to the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA), “Repairs may consist of, but are not limited to, the removal of delaminated and unsound concrete; abrasive blast cleaning and painting; concrete ptaching; sidewalk repairs; crack sealing; guardrail upgrades and new installations; stream scour repairs and debris removal; bridge expansion joint rehabilitation; deck patching; structural conrete repairs; and bridge lighting repairs and upgrades.”
       The RTA is funded through a 1-cent sales tax in most of El Paso County.

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