Manitou Springs projects

A contractor is installing a private water and sewer line for a Mesa Avenue residence through Saturday, June 18. The contractor will trench through the roadway and cover the trench with a steel plate to allow access for emergency vehicles and residential traffic.

Through traffic will be maintained throughout the construction, but please travel through the area with caution, especially if you are on foot or bicycle. Safety cones and signage will be in place, as well.

A pedestrian-friendly roadway that is less prone to ice buildup is coming to El Monte Place. A contractor will install sidewalks that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act along the north side of El Monte Place, from the entrance to Manitou Springs High School to Fountain Place.

Also, a storm drainage pan will be installed across the roadway near the Fountain Place and El Monte intersection.

Construction is scheduled to take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays starting Tuesday, June 21, with an extra day — Saturday, July 2 — if needed to finish. It will have no major traffic impacts other than flaggers to help guide traffic through the area.

Colorado Springs project

The first phase of construction on the 30th Street corridor project, including a new roundabout at Gateway Road and 30th Street, is nearly complete. Transitioning to the second phase of construction requires a major traffic pattern change on 30th Street.

Starting on or after Friday, June 17, 30th Street will be closed in both directions between Fontanero Street and Gateway Road through early summer 2023. The road will close immediately after 30th Street opens between Gateway and Mesa roads.

Access to Garden of the Gods Park, including the Visitor & Nature Center, will be maintained from Garden of the Gods Road.

This traffic switch was originally scheduled for June 15. However, frequent rain has pushed back asphalt paving. Electronic message boards along the corridor will provide the latest closure information.

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