2 Westside projects start in December
Two highly visible Westside construction projects began in late December.
One is the early grading for what will become a Rudy's restaurant on Ore Mill Road off 31st Street and Highway 24. According to Pete Bassett, vice president of operations for the Texas-based restaurant chain, the hope is to open for business in “early summer.” The finished product will be an eatery, convenience store and service station on the 2.7-acre site.
Also required by the city as part of the project will be an extension to the highway's westbound left-turn lane onto 31st Street 24 (from 335 to 650 feet). Bassett said he does not know yet how soon that work will be done.
The other project is at 29th Street and Colorado Avenue, which will result in a stoplight to improve intersection safety for cars as well as pedestrians, according to City Traffic Engineering. The emergency light for Fire Station 5 (at the northeast corner) will not go away, but will be tied in with the intersection light and rebuilt with modern masts and below-ground wiring. The project is being funded through the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) Congestion/Incident Management Signal Improvements Program.
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