Construction to begin on 30th Street Corridor Project in mid-October
September 30, 2021 by Jennifer Peterson
Sept. 30, 2021
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Lead Communications Specialist (719) 491-0363
Improvements will increase safety along route and at the Garden of the Gods Park entrance
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs is set to begin work in mid- October on the 30th Street Corridor Project with local contractor Wildcat Construction. The exact start date, traffic impacts and detours are pending and will be shared when available. The project includes several roadway and safety improvements along a 2-mile stretch of 30th Street between Fontanero Street and Mesa Road. Construction is scheduled to be complete in late 2023.
The project will address a lack of roadway shoulders and drainage facilities; aging street pavement with adjacent hillside erosion and slope destabilization; a lack of multi-use roadway facilities; safety and mobility at corridor intersections; and access for emergency vehicles and evacuation. Upon completion, safety and mobility will be greatly improved for the traveling public, bicyclists and pedestrians.
“We are eager to get started on this project,” said City of Colorado Springs Public Works project manager Robin Allen. “The design of these improvements took place over a three-year period with continuous community and agency involvement in exploring alternatives, developing design concepts and evaluating environmental impacts. We know the construction phase will be impactful to the community and visitors to Garden of the Gods Park, so we thank all who use this popular corridor for their patience and support. We are committed to providing a safe construction zone and a quality end product that better serves the millions of people each year who use it.”
It’s expected that during the first phase of construction this fall, crews will work on building the planned detention pond west of 30th Street near Chambers Way, as well as a temporary park entrance at Gateway Road. The temporary park entrance will allow Garden of the Gods Park visitors to continue to access the park while the new park entry roundabout is built. Park access will be maintained through the duration of the project.
The public is invited to a project open house on Monday, Oct. 11 to learn more.
In-person, 8-9 a.m., at The Navigators Headquarters, 3820 N. 30th Street
Virtual, 9:30-10:30 a.m. To register for the meeting visit ColoradoSprings.gov/30thStreet.
The design was funded by City Public Works capital funds. Surface Transportation Metro Funds are funding construction in the amount of $14.5 million, with the City also contributing $3.5 million to construction.
For project information visit ColoradoSprings.gov/30thStreet. The public can also call (719) 315- 3102 or email [email protected] with questions.
Media note: A rendering of the roundabout to be constructed at the main entrance of Garden of the Gods Park at 30th Street and Gateway Road is attached for your use (credit: City of Colorado Springs).