Residents are invited to a public meeting Oct. 9 to learn more about the 30th Street Corridor Development project. A presentation will be held at 6 p.m.
The City of Colorado Springs has identified the need for several roadway and safety improvements along 3 miles of 30th Street between Fontanero Street and Garden of the Gods Road. Transportation-related deficiencies within the 30th Street Corridor include a lack of roadway shoulders and drainage facilities; aging street pavement with adjacent hillside erosion and slope destabilization; and a lack of multi-use roadway facilities. There are also safety and mobility deficiencies at corridor intersections, and inadequate access for emergency vehicles and evacuation. The corridor is one of only five designated wildfire evacuation routes for the northwest area of Colorado Springs.
Elements of the Proposed Action include repaving 30th Street, widening with multi-use shoulders, intersection improvements, retaining walls, and a drainage and water quality system. The proposed multi-use shoulders would provide a safe place for bicyclists to ride outside the flow of traffic and would also accommodate occasional vehicle breakdowns.
The planned widening of 30th Street, between Mesa Road and Fontanero Street, along with installation of a roundabout at Gateway Road, is currently in design. Construction of the widening project is anticipated to begin spring 2020 and be completed by fall 2021. Design is funded with Public Works Capital Dollars. Surface Transportation Metro Funds will provide construction funding.
For more information about the 30th Street Corridor Development is available on our website.
Accessibility: For ADA-specific accommodations to participate in either meeting, call (719) 488-5908 at least 48 hours in advance.
Please note: This is separate from the paving work taking place on 30th Street between Mesa Road and Garden of the Gods Road. For a list of the projects and tentative schedule, visit www.coloradosprings.gov/GOGareaConstruction. You can also sign up to receive monthly text alerts by texting “Traffic” to (719) 259-0508.