When should the 26th Street bridge close for 3 weeks? Westsiders' suggestions sought
According to Alex Pellegrino, the project manager for City Engineering, the work can take place between Labor Day (Sept. 5) and Halloween (Oct. 31).
The repairs will feature concrete patching, waterproofing, a new pavement overlay and drainage inlet installation, which should allow it to last 30 more years, Pellegrino explained.
Twenty-sixth Street is the main access to Old Colorado City from Highway 24. Built in 1964, the bridge sits a short distance north of the highway, with Old Colorado City three blocks north of that.
For his outreach, Pellegrino contacted the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN), the city-recognized advocacy group for the older Westside.
OWN President Welling Clark has started trying to get the word out to groups and individuals on OWN's contact lists, including the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) business group. The idea is to help the city determine the time block with the “least impact to the Westside,” Clark's e-mailed communication states.
The input deadline is Aug. 31. OWN can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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