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Centennial reconstruction along 1˝ miles

       After a winter slowdown, the Centennial Boulevard reconstruction project is shifting back into high gear in mid-March.

A contractor crew for Colorado Springs Utilities verifies line locations in the northbound lanes of Centennial Boulevard near Chesham Circle, prior to the reconstruction work starting there this spring.
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       The contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure Co., plans to work into the summer on the northbound side of the four-lane roadway, between Garden of the Gods Road and Rialto Heights, according to the project schedule provided by Ryan Phipps, City Transportation's project manager.
       The effect will be one lane of traffic each way on the southbound side for roughly 1˝ miles
       The work is part of a $9 million Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority upgrade for Centennial between GoG Road and Fillmore that is scheduled for completion by fall.
       Most of the section being rebuilt is over a quarter-century old, Phipps has said.
       In other traffic impacts, Holli Springs Lane, Amsterdam Drive, Hans Brinker Lane and Windmill Avenue will be temporarily closed at Centennial Boulevard, the project newsletter states.
       Centennial's southbound lanes were rebuilt during Phase 1 of the project, between September and November 2016.
       Phipps also explained changes in the phase names. Initially, the project had been defined as having three phases - GoG Road to Chesham, Chesham to Windmill and Windmill to Fillmore. The new definitions are:
  • Phase 1 - GoG Road-Chesham, southbound side.
  • Phase 2 - GoG Road-Chesham, northbound side.
  • Phase 3 - Chesham-Windmill, southbound side.
  • Phase 4 - Chesham-Windmill, northbound side.
  • Phase 5 - Windmill-Fillmore, both sides.
           So the work this spring will be Phases 2 and 4. Phase 3 will follow, then 5, plans show.
           Combining Phases 2 and 4 “allows for an accelerated schedule,” the project newsletter states.
           For more information, call 306-9877 or go to the project website at: coloradosprings.gov/centennialreconstruct.

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