Utilities project to tear up South 21st until mid-January
Traffic on South 21st Street will be constrained through mid-January by a Colorado Springs Utilities project that will dig up the street between Lower Gold Camp
Road and Highway 24 to install a big new electric line.
The 600-amp line, which originates from the area of Cheyenne High School, will provide increased power to the developing area around Lower Gold Camp Road, primarily including the Gold Hill Mesa project's planned 1,000 homes and 67-acre commercial area, according to Steve Berry of Utilities.
Work was scheduled to start this week.
Traffic will be allowed to move along the street throughout the project, but there will be “varying lane restrictions” as the project moves forward, probably including times when traffic is reduced to one lane with flaggers, Berry said.
The project is unrelated to plans announced by Gold Hill Mesa this month to start widening work on 21st Street within the coming year.
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