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County Parks' Creek Crossing to live up to its name again this month

A crew with Aztec General Contractors pours concrete for a new box culvert at Creek Crossing March 10. The project is fixing flood damage where the short road in Bear Creek Regional Park crosses the creek.
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       Creek Crossing, which has been closed near the El Paso County Parks headquarters since early February, is expected to reopen to traffic in March, weather permitting.
       The originally announced completion prediction had been late February, but “we've battled a lot of weather,” said Ray Gutierrez, superintendent for Aztec General Contractors, referring to the area's nearly constant snowfall from mid- February to early March. He was interviewed in the midst of a concrete pour March 10.
       Aztec is a subcontractor to Sun Construction, the contractor on the $57,000 project.
       Creek Crossing is a short road through Bear Creek Regional Park between Rio Grande Street and the organic garden. The repairs are needed because of structural issues where the road crosses Bear Creek next to the Parks headquarters parking lot.
       Because the problems were caused by the 2013 floods, 75 percent of the funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The work involves removing damaged culverts and installing a concrete box culvert, riprap and guardrails, county officials have explained.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 3/10/15, updated 3/12/15; Projects: Flood Control)

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