Public invited July 22 to learn about first phase to reconstruct South Academy Boulevard

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The public is invited to participate in an in-person public information open house, Thursday, July 22 to learn about reconstruction of South Academy Boulevard between Bijou Street and Airport Road scheduled to begin later this year.

Attendees may learn about the project, anticipated construction impacts, view the design recommendations, and submit comments and questions. The display boards will be available for viewing at the library beginning July 20.

The City of Colorado Springs will reconstruct South Academy Boulevard to address aging pavement, curb and gutter, and improve drainage conveyance along the project corridor. The vision for this corridor is guided by past studies that helped define the need for infrastructure improvements that will also promote community revitalization.

The project to reconstruct South Academy Boulevard from Bijou Street to Airport Road is anticipated to start in late 2021.  The second phase of reconstruction between East Fountain Boulevard and Jet Wing Drive is anticipated to begin in summer 2022.

This is a voter-approved, Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA) A-listed project. Estimated cost to repair existing asphalt (5 lane miles), concrete and storm sewers: $9.5 million.

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“In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.  Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this hearing should make the request as soon as possible but at least 48 hours before the scheduled event. To make a request call Robin Allen at (719) 385-5407 or email Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 or 800-659-3656 Relay Colorado (voice) or 800-659-2656 (TTY).”


Event dates

Location Sand Creek Library (map)
1821 S. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Date/Time Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm

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