Cast in concrete: Crews descend on Westside streets

       A contractor hired by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) was continuing an extensive concrete-upgrade project this week along numerous residential streets in the older Westside and the neighborhoods north of Uintah, off 19th Street.
       The most prominent of these work locations - 21st Street between Colorado Avenue and Uintah Street - is nearing completion and (weather permitting) should have all its barricades down by the first week of April, according to Cece Beauchamp, RTA project administrator.
       The contractor, NORAA Concrete Construc-tion, will need up to two months to finish all its Westside efforts, she said. The work includes curb, gutter, driveway pan, pedestrian ramps and spot asphalt patching.
       Nearly all the upgrades are in advance of City Street Division pavement overlays that are planned for those same streets later in the year, Beauchamp said.
       Since the project began in early March, traffic on the 21st Street segment has been narrowed to one lane at times.
       Another major street due for NORAA attention in the coming weeks is one-way Limit Street, from Highway 24 to its dead end north of Bijou Street.
       Funded by a one-cent sales tax, the RTA supplements county and municipal public works efforts in most of El Paso County.
       The following is the Street Division's full list of the Westside streets that have been or will be getting concrete work this spring:
  • Landis Court, from 19th Street to its dead end east.
  • Yampa Street, from 19th Street to its dead end west.
  • Columbine Avenue, from Yampa Street to Glenn Street.
  • Yampa Street from 19th Street to its dead end east.
  • 18th Street, from Yampa Street to Koshare Avenue.
  • Mayan Court, from Yampa Street to 18th Street.
  • Koshare Avenue, from 19th Street to its dead end east.
  • Pejn Avenue, from 19th Street to Koshare Avenue.
  • 21st Street, from Uintah Street to Colorado Avenue.
  • Hill Street, from 7th Street to its dead end west.
  • Tierra Verde Court, from Dale Street to its dead end south.
  • Pearl Street, from Armstrong Avenue to its dead end south.
  • Spring Street, from 15th Street to its dead end north.
  • Helena Lane, from Bijou Street to its dead end south.
  • Bijou Street, from 11th Street to 13th Street.
  • Platte Avenue, from 21st Street to 20th Street.
  • Kiowa Street, from 21st Street to 20th Street.
  • Williams Street, from Kiowa Street to Bijou Street.
  • Praderia Avenue, from Limit Street to Manitou Boulevard.
  • Limit Street, north from Highway 24 and off Talley Circle.
  • Talley Circle, from Limit Street to its dead end west.
  • Platte Avenue, from its dead end east to 30th Street.
  • Kiowa Street, from its dead end east to 30th Street.
  • 27th Street, from Pikes Peak Avenue to Colorado Avenue.
  • Bijou Street, from Crown High Court to 20th Street.
  • 22nd Street, from Colorado Avenue to Uintah Street.
  • 27th Street, from Kiowa Street to its dead end north.

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