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Stormwater work temporarily closes S. 21st from Rio Grande to Argus

Updated, Nov. 16, 2017
       According to the DRX crew on site, they expect to open 21st Street to traffic
21st Street was still closed in both directions between Rio Grande and Argus at the time of this photo the afternoon of Nov. 16. Twin 24-inch stormpipes had been placed in a trench across the street, and the crew was waiting for a cement truck to fill in over the pipes, with asphalt to follow the next day. In the foreground is the remains of the old pipe and (far right) a new 36-inch pipe that will carry the runoff away from the road and into an aboveground system in Bear Creek Park, east of the street.
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again by Saturday, Nov. 18.

Nov. 14, 2017
       A stormwater project has temporarily closed South 21st Street in both directions between Rio Grande Street and Argus Boulevard.
       An unofficial city estimate puts the duration of the work through Nov. 19.
       The access to the El Paso County Dog Park, which is just north of Rio Grande, remains open. Traffic heading south can detour using Rio Grande. Northbound motorists need to make their way to Eighth Street.
       According to Colorado Springs Public Works information, the project was pre-planned, and features installing 80 feet of new 36-inch-wide pipe and replacing/repairing asphalt and concrete in the vicinity.
       The contractor is DRX, which bid $63,267 for the job. Funding is coming from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority.

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