Westside Briefs:
First Fillmore overlay in 17 years

       A city project started this week will give Fillmore Street a new layer of pavement between Mesa Road and Centennial Boulevard.
       Funded by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Au-thority (RTA) overlay program, the project is expected to be done by July 8.

Vehicles narrow into two lanes this week, as a result of a milling/paving project along Fillmore Street between Mesa Road and Centennial Boulevard. The project is expected to continue into next week.
Westside Pioneer photo

       According to Dave Scalfri of City Streets, the last overlay in that part of Fillmore apparently occurred 17 years ago. “We got our money's worth out of that section,” he said. “This will make a difference for the folks who drive it regularly.”
       Milling work of the old surface was occurring this week, with the paving scheduled for the week of July 3. Drivers can expect reduced speeds through the work area, with only two lanes open to traffic at times instead of the usual four.
       The RTA contractor is Nolte Associates, with La Farge Asphalt the subcontractor. The work was the result of a recent city evaluation of its streets' pavement condition, Scalfri said.
       Literacy tutors needed
       Volunteers of ages 14 and older can be reading tutors to younger children through the nonprofit Children's Literacy Center, 2928 Straus Lane.
       Tutors will be needed from July 11 to 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
       However, tutors must first sign up for tutor-training. For more information, call Literacy Center Program Director Pamela Polke at 471-8672 or e-mail pamela@peakreader.org.
       Homeless SVP
       Kirby Douglas Johnson, 58, identified as a Sexually Violent Predator, has registered with City Police as homeless in the area of I-25 and Cimarron Street.
       For more information, call the Registered Sex Offender Unit at 444-7808.

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