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Interim repairs in April on Pleasant Valley's Camp Creek ditch

       Repair crews will descend on Pleasant Valley in April to fix broken portions of the concrete-lined ditch that carries Camp Creek through the neighborhood.
       Traffic flow will be affected at times. “Impacts to 31st Street will include narrowed traffic lanes and periodic impacts to on-street parking,” a press release states. “Full closures of the street may be needed for short-time periods.”
       The contractor is DRX Enterprises, using a budgeted amount of $250,000 from the city. “They have satisfactorily performed a number of concrete projects in the city over the past couple of years,” according to Ryan Phipps, a civil engineer with Colorado Springs Public Works.
       He added in an e-mail that DRX plans to get started as early as Monday, March 31. “They will likely spend the first week or so mobilizing equipment and cleaning and preparing the channel between West Fontanero Street and Echo Lane,” Phipps said. “Then they will work to place the new concrete lining between those two cross- streets. Afterwards they will address any other areas that are of concern upstream from Fontanero. We anticipate that all of the work will be completed by the end of April.”
       Intended to deal with immediate issues, the repairs are separate from a study with public meetings over the past several months that has been looking at more comprehensive, long-range Camp Creek improvements.
       The next meeting in that study will be April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Coronado High School.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 3/27/14; Projects: Flood Control)

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