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End of November seen to finish water-main replacement on North Chestnut

As work continued on a Colorado Springs Utilities water-line replacement project, lane restrictions were in place in mid-November along Chestnut Street between Holland Park Boulevard and Garden of the Gods Road. Photo looks north. "CSEC" (in the sign at far right) stands for Colorado Springs Early Colleges, a charter high school that's in the same building complex as Colorado Technical College in the 4400 block of North Chestnut.
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A three-month water-main replacement project on Garden of the Gods Road and Chestnut Street needs about two more weeks (roughly the end of November) for completion, a Colorado Springs Utilities spokesperson said Nov. 16.
       The project, which has required lane restrictions and occasional road closures, involves replacing an old cast-iron pipe with a new PVC pipe, according to Steve Berry of Springs Utilities.
       Initial plans had tentatively scheduled an October finish, but “weather set us back a couple of times, he said. “This stretch of pipe was a prior cause for repeated main breaks in the area, so it was a key area of focus for replacement.”
       The two-phase project has required digging into the roadway on Garden of the Gods Road, between Fire Station 9 and Chestnut Street and on Chestnut Street, between Popes Bluff Trail and Holland Park Drive. The current work - considered Phase 2 - is along Chestnut, Berry said.
       Utilities had announced at the outset that the work was likely to cause “periodic and temporary interruptions" in water service.

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(Posted 11/16/15; Projects: Utilities)

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