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24th, Wheeler among city street upgrades on Westside through Sept. 4

Looking west near Pine Street, Wheeler Street is lined with traffic cones Aug. 18 as a city-contracted crew prepares its south edge, between 21st Street and Westend Avenue, for the eventual pouring of concrete for sidewalk, curb and gutter.
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Below are the locations scheduled by City Public Works for 2C and other road upgrades on the Westside during the time frame of Aug. 22-Sept. 4.
       A full closure started in mid-August for the block of 24th Street between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues (next to Bancroft Park), allowing sidewalk and curb/gutter work by city contractor Trax Construction. The job is now going north another block, to Kiowa Street. According to Corey Farkas, the Maintenance Division manager for Public Works, this project "is part of our PPRTA On-call concrete program. Specifically, we are doing a large amount of ADA-accessible route upgrades."
       Also, the south side of Wheeler Street was being dug up the week of Aug. 15 between 21st Street and West End Avenue (about a half-mile's distance) in preparation for curb, gutter and sidewalk, where in many cases none had existed before. This work is funded under the 2C program.
       Westside work locations:
       - 24th Street from Pikes Peak Avenue to Colorado Avenue - concrete work.
       - San Miguel Street from Glen Avenue to dead end - concrete work.
       - Glen Avenue from Uintah Street to dead end - concrete work.
       - Wheeler Avenue from Westend Avenue to 21st Street - concrete work.
       - 26th Street from Highway 24 to Colorado Avenue - maintenance paving.
       - 460 Assay Court from Pyrite Terrace to dead end - dig-out.
       - 1226 Ethereal Circle from 19th Street to dead end - dig-out.
       In general, note that there could be traffic impacts at any time in the work locations, including the temporary loss of a through lane or even a detour around the site.
       2C was the name of the city-sponsored ballot measure that voters approved in last November's election. It established a .62 percent sales tax over a five-year span, dedicated to road improvements.
       The upgrades consist of concrete upgrades (where applicable) and new paving on a prioritized list of road segments. A city website with 2C information can be found at https://coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/right-way-infrastructure- maintenance-funding.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 8/17/16, updated 8/2016; Transportation: General)

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