New overlays throughout older Westside

       Segments of 13 older Westside streets are getting resurfaced this month through an ongoing Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) program.

Sixteenth Street was getting a new coat of asphalt from Colorado Avenue to St. Vrain Street this week. The photo looks north up 16th to St. Vrain. The Pikes Peak Rural Transporta-tion Authority project followed up on concrete work earlier this year that fixed or replaced sidewalks, curbs, gutters and pedestrian ramps. In all, 13 older-Westside street segments are slated for overlays this month.
Westside Pioneer photo

       The project requires briefly closing the affected blocks and their cross streets as the work occurs.
       To be completed by Sept. 27, the asphalting follows concrete work on those streets earlier this year (including new or replaced curb, gutter, sidewalks and pedestrian ramps), according to CeCe Beauchamp, RTA project administrator.
       The resurfacing contractor is the La Farge Asphalt company.
       Most city streets require overlays every 12 to 15 years, Beauchamp said. Sometimes this can be extended to 20 years by adding an interim application of chipseal, she added.
       Funded by a one-cent sales tax, the RTA supplements county and municipal public works efforts in most of El Paso County.
       The scheduled street segments on the asphalt list follows:
       10th Street, from Vermijo Avenue to Colorado Avenue.
       11th Street, from Vermijo Avenue to Limit Street.
       12th Street, from Kiowa Street to Bijou Street.
       13th Street, from Colorado Avenue to Bijou Street.
       Bijou Street, from 13th Street to 14th Street.
       14th Street, from Cimarron Street to Kiowa Street.
       15th Street, from Colorado Avenue to Platte Avenue.
       Platte Avenue, from 16th Street to 15th Street.
       Platte Avenue, from 15th Street to dead-end east.
       St. Vrain Place, from West St. Vrain Street to cul-de-sac end.
       West St. Vrain Street, from 16th Street to St. Vrain Place.
       16th Street, from Colorado Avenue to St. Vrain Street.
       Kiowa Street, from west of 21st Street to east of 24th Street.

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