Looking at the plans

       Attendees gather around maps Dec. 15 in the Coronado High cafeteria during a public forum on possible construction to improve the inefficient traffic flow currently through the intersection of Fillmore Street, Chesnut Street and the Fillmore/I-25 interchange. One alternative (shown in the Dec. 9 Westside Pioneer) has been recommended because it appears to be the most affordable while realigning Chestnut Street west, away from the interchange, to the current Parker Street intersection at Fillmore. Most of the $8.8 million cost is available from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA). Third from right in the photo is Tim Roberts, the project manager from City Traffic. He told the group of about 50 people at the meeting that the project will now enter the design stage, with construction possible by 2013 or 2014. No opposition to the proposal was stated at the forum.

Westside Pioneer photo