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Night work as final stage of 21st Street water-line project extends to Highway 24

A Colorado Springs Utilities crew works on a water-line replacement under 21st Street south of Bott Avenue during Phase 2 of the project earlier this year.
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The 21st Street water-line project by Colorado Springs Utilities is moving into its final stage.
       Starting March 7, overnight work begins on the section beetween Bott Avenue and Highway 24, according to Utilities spokesperson Patrice Lehermeier. “Work will take place at night,” she said. “We expect this to last about a week. Expect temporary closures and detours. After that, the project will be complete.”
       Started last fall, the two-phase project has involved replacing a 16-inch transmission line under 21st Street that used to suffer frequent breaks and adding a parallel 8-inch line to service businesses in that area. The 8-inch was installed for the Phase 1 last fall.
       For Phase 2, from January to early March, crews have been digging into the northbound side of 21st to install the new 16-inch in place of the old one between Bott Avenue and Gold Mesa Drive.
       The final work extends the 16-inch to the main under Highway 24.

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(Posted 3/4/16; Projects: Utilities)

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