24th St. should stay open now

       Springs Utilities will continue a project on 24th Street in the alley between Bijou Street and Platte Avenue through the end of October, but no more street closures are expected.
       Natilia Sibert of Utilities said the project, which started a few weeks ago, involves replacing a water line and a sewer line under 24th Street “due to wear and tear and age.” The original sewer line is known to have been installed in 1931, and the water line was “close to that or maybe even older.”
       The new water line should be ready the end of this week, with the replacement sewer line hooked up by the end of October, she said.
       Nearby residents experienced occasional outages of up to two hours during the water work, and there is a possibility of that also happening during the sewer work, Sibert said, adding that residents are notified when possible.
       No other line-replacement work is anticipated in that area, although other ancient water and sewer lines are known to exist on the older Westside, and Utilities will be addressing them in the years ahead, according to Sibert.
       24th Street, a well-used residential street between Uintah Street and Old Colorado City, has been closed to traffic at various times during the project.

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