City repairing last year's Douglas Creek Open Space washouts
The City of Colorado Springs Public Works Department is repairing several drainages around the
city that were damaged by flooding last summer.
Three photos of changes at Douglas Creek Open
Space's crossing to the Sinton Trail, off Vondelpark Drive near Amstel... ABOVE:
As repaired this month. BELOW: As washed out last September. BOTTOM: As
previously being concreted in November 2012.
Westside Pioneer photos
These include the Douglas Creek Open Space between Holland Park Boulevard
and Chestnut Street, where the Sinton Trail next to the creek suffered washouts.
All of the projects are being funded as follows: 75 percent Federal Emergency
Administration (FEMA), 12.5 percent Colorado State Office of Emergency Management,
and 12.5 percent in-kind or matching funds from the City of Colorado Springs.
The overall cost for the Douglas Creek work is $140,000. The contractor is Sun
Construction Co. The scheduled completion date is Aug. 1.
“Construction is ongoing for five locations along the South Douglas Creek channel
near Chestnut Street to repair and improve the waterway to include three
exposed culverts,” a city press release elaborates. “Crews are working
to repair washed-out areas and damaged creek banks in order to reestablish the
pathway within the nature area.”
Westside Pioneer/press release
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