The Westside Avenue Action Plan project team has made substantial progress on the project over the past two years, while also recognizing the project has had considerable impact on the community. The duration of the work necessary to complete this highly complicated construction project is stretching longer than originally anticipated due to unforeseen circumstances. We continue to appreciate the support of the community and ask for your continued patience. We are anticipating a project ribbon cutting this summer.
Waterline Work - The new 12" water main is complete from the US-24 interchange to the Adams Crossing bridge and a new 16" line is complete from Columbia Road to 33rd St. The new water main has been tested and approved, and crews have transferred over existing water services to the new main.
Structural Wall/Plaza Area (Located at the Ridge Road/ Colorado Avenue Intersection) - Wall 9 (a retaining wall along Pikes Peak Avenue) and Wall 10 (a screening wall at Mecca Motel) are mostly complete, less some aesthetic treatments and safety attenuators. A sewer line in the area was in conflict with the Wall 9 foundation and the infrastructure was relocated.
Paving - All bottom mat paving, curb, and gutter west of the New Adams Crossing bridge is complete. Curb, gutter, driveways, and bottom mat paving are also complete on the westbound portion of future Colorado Avenue from the bridge to 33rd St. Traffic has been shifted to this area to allow for work on the south side of the road to begin. This should allow for less traffic impacts and a smoother ride.
Historic Wall - Foundation and cobble wall to replace the historic Stonewall Cottages wall located at Columbia Road is complete. A wooden privacy fence located on the top of the rock wall will need to be installed.
Overhead Utility Lines and Utility Poles - Removal of overhead utility line and utility poles west of Adams Crossing Bridge is nearly complete. The undergrounding of the electric and telecom utilities is now complete in the Manitou Springs portion. The remaining overhead communication and electric lines are being removed by their owners, and only a few poles remain to be pulled.
New Adams Crossing Bridge - Crews removed remaining existing Fountain Creek bridge. Installation of infrastructure for Abutment 1 and fish panel is complete.
Fountain Creek - The creek has been diverted to the north to install new 12" water and 8" sanitary sewer lines across